Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
Rochus of Montpellier: displaying leg wound―An angel wearing vestments indicates with both hands a wound on the leg of a nimbed Rochus of Montpellier, who is pulling his garments up to show a wound. He wears a pilgrim's hat and carries a staff in his left hand. A dog sitting beside him holds a loaf in its mouth. A building appears in the background.
The scene is framed by a border decorated with flowers, including viola, roses, and a strawberry, and inhabited by a butterfly and birds, including a peacock.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.