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