MS M.399, fol. 380r

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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. 380r

Christ: Bewailing―A nimbed Evangelist John and a nimbed and veiled Virgin Mary support the body of Christ. He has a rayed nimbus and is wearing a short loincloth. Blood issues from the wound in His side. The miniature is at the beginning of the O intemerata. The miniature and text are framed by a border decorated with grapevine.


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