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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.360v

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, rayed nimbus, kneels on hill below arc of heaven, joined hands extended upward. Below, three apostles, all nimbed, sleep.
In background, to right, soldiers approach, entering gate, some carrying torches or spears (Christ: Betrayal, Arrival in Garden).
Scene framed by decorated border with statue of male figure in illusionistic architectural niche in left border. In lower border, PATER NOSTER is inscribed in display script.

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