MS M.399, fol. 370r

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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. 370r

The initial S decorated with foliate ornament begins the Introit of the Votive Mass of the Virgin. Scene, Sports and Games: Jousting—In a border framing the text, two soldiers joust. They wear armor and are on caparisoned horses. From a viewing stand with a wreath, two women look on.


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