St. Gregory’s Prayer to the 5 Wounds, fol. 42r

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. 42r

Christ: Of Sorrows—Christ is shown within an aureole as the Man of Sorrows, crowned with thorns and wearing a loincloth. He indicates His bleeding side wound with His right hand.
The miniature and text are framed by a floreate border inhabited by a caterpillar.


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