MS M.399, fol. 324v

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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. 324v

Within a garden enclosed by a wall, a nimbed and crowned Catherine of Alexandria tramples a crowned Maxentius. She holds a sword in her right hand and a scepter in her right hand. Behind her is a patterned hanging.
The scene is framed by a border decorated with flowers, including columbine and roses, and inhabited by an owl in the lower border.


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