Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
172 x 125 mm
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
MS M.399, fol. 330v
Within a landscape, a half-figure of a nimbed and crowned Empress Helenaholdsa tau cross.
The scene is framed by a border decorated with flowers, including a strawberry, viola, columbine, and a rose, and inhabited by butterflies and a caterpillar.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.