MS M.399, fol. 336v

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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. 336v

A nimbed and crowned Ursula of Cologne holds three arrows in her right hand. She stands in a pasture enclosed by a wattle fence. In the background is a landscape with buildings.
The scene is framed by a border decorated with pearls and jeweled pendants and brooches, including a cross-shaped and a heart-shaped pendant.


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