Sunday Hours of the Trinity, fol. 340v

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. 340v

God, with a rayed nimbus, is seated on a bench amid an aureole that is surrounded by angels. He supports a nimbed Christ, as Man of Sorrows, showing wounds and wearing a short loincloth. A tripartite globe is at His feet. The Dove of the Holy Ghost appears above the head of Christ.
The scene is framed by an illusionistic wood frame with two statues of male figures in architectural niches in the left border.


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