Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
Stephen Protomartyr: Stoning—Two men standing beside a basket of stones throw stones at a nimbed and tonsured Stephen Protomartyr, who is wearing deacon's vestments. He is kneeling with his joined hands raised. A stone is on his head, and he is bleeding. Above, God, wearing a triple-crowned tiara, appears in an arc of heaven. He sends rays of light toward Stephen. In the background, within a landscape, a man is seated on the ground mending a cloak.
The scene is framed by a decorative border.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.