MS M.399, fol. 320v

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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. 320v

Eldest magus, youngest magus (black), and middle-aged magus, all nimbed, crowned, and holding vessels, stand within a landscape inhabited by a horsemen and other figures.
The scene is framed by a border inscribed in display script ORA PRO NOBIS REX IASP(ER).


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