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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.25 fol. 44v

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Christ: in Gethsemane and Christ: Betrayal, Arrival in Garden -- Christ, crossed nimbus, with joined hands raised, kneels before rock on which is chalice. Above Him in arc of Heaven, amid rays, is bust of God, crossed nimbus. Behind Christ three Apostles, nimbed, sit on ground, eyes shut. Outside of fence surrounding garden, is group of men and soldiers, four carrying spears.
Grisaille miniature with gold and color details.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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