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Book of Hours
Netherlands, ca. 1485-1495
MS S.4 fol. 13v

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, nimbed, kneels with joined hands raised before rock, upon which is chalice. Around Christ are apostles John, James, and Peter, tonsured, seated beside sword, all nimbed and sleeping. In background is garden gate with wattle fence, with Judas (?) beyond the gate. City of Jerusalem in background.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, with angel, playing lute.

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