MS M.399, fol. 23v

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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. 23v

Christ: before Herod Antipas—Christ, with his hands crossed at his waist, stands before Herod Antipas, who is seated holding a staff in his left hand. Soldiers stand behind Christ. A man, with his back turned and his right hand raised to his forehead, stands beside Christ.
The miniature and text are framed by a foliate border inhabited by a half-figure of a woman holding a mirror.


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