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Belgium, possibly Ghent, ca. 1480-1490
M.278 fol. 57r

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Christ, nimbed, raising left hand, is kissed from behind by Judas. They are flanked by Peter (?), nimbed, small figure of Malchus on ground, two men, and soldier with arms extended toward Christ. Scene is within initial D composed of white foliate ornament.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament including thistle, viola, white vine scroll, strawberry and daisy growing in pot, and inhabited by butterfly and monkey.

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