Penitential Psalms, Litany, fol. 202v

Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)

Ghent, Belgium
ca. 1515
172 x 125 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910

MS M.399, fol. 202v

David: Slinging at Goliath—Within a landscape with buildings, David, holding staff in his left hand, swings a sling with a stone above his head toward Goliath, who is in armor and strikes David's staff with a mace. He carries a shield on his back and a sword in his belt.

David: beheading Goliath―The border frames a scene in which David beheads with his sword a prostrate Goliath. His mace is on ground beside his body


Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.