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England, possibly Winchester, 1490s
MS M.487 fol. 56v

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest, and Christ: healing Ear of Malchus -- Four armored soldiers, including two with halberds and one with spear, stand behind Judas, holding moneybag in right hand, embracing and kissing Christ, nimbed, with right hand healing ear of Malchus, bleeding from head, holding lantern and seated on ground before Him. Behind Christ stand Evangelist John, nimbed, and Apostle Peter, nimbed, tonsured, wearing ermine-lined mantle inscribed with stars, sheathing sword. In background is picket fence.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament, including berries.

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