MS M.399, fol. 4r

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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. 4r

A calendar page is shown within an illusionistic wood frame. On the right side of the frame within an illusionistic architectural niche is a statue of a bishop wearing a miter. Along the bottom border is a rocky landscape with a body of water in the background. Within the landscape are two fishes, the zodiac sign Pisces, enclosed in an illusionistic roundel frame.


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