MS M.399, fol. 31r

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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. 31r

Christ: Deposition—On two ladders flanking the cross, Joseph of Arimathea and another man lower the body of Christ, who is wearing a crown of thorns. A third man holds Him at His waist. Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary, who is veiled and kneeling, assist Him.
The miniature and text are framed by a border decorated with foliate ornament.


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