Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
Christ: Entombment—Several figures, including the veiled Virgin Mary, Holy Women, Joseph of Arimathea, and the Evangelist John, lower the shrouded body of Christ into a sarcophagus.
The miniature and text are framed by a border inscribed in decorative script AVE MARIA GRACIA PLENA DOMI(NUS) TECOM (sic) B(ENEDICTA IN MULIERBUS?).
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.