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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 323v

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Apostle Peter, nimbed and tonsured, unsheaths a sword in his right hand behind Malchus who holds a club in his right hand and sits on the ground. His left ear is grasped by the right hand of the cross-nimbed Christ who holds a book with one strap in His left hand. Judas embraces Christ, flanked by men and soldiers, some as dark-skinned (black), one holding a lantern, one holding a pitchfork, and another holding an axe. Scene within Gothic architectural frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals, and six French heraldic shields, including Moreuil (one), Count of Soissons (one), and Count of Grandpr³b (one), in medallions, and heraldic devices, Hangest and Moreuil.

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