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. 280r
The initial N beginning Suffrage to Apostle James Major is decorated with foliate ornament.
The text is framed by a border decorated with a diamond pattern forming panels, each of which contains a scallop shell.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.