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France, Paris, between 1505 and 1510
M.618 fol. 7r

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Christ: Betrayal and Apostle, Peter: cutting off Ear of Malchus -- Apostle Peter, nimbed, holds sword in right hand and sheath in left hand. He is above Malchus, armor on legs, kneeling on ground, right hand touching ear, touching lantern with left hand, bleeding from wound. At center is Judas, embracing Christ, nimbed, holding ear in right hand, They are surrounded by soldiers, wearing armor, and holding spears. One holds a torch. Scene in landscape setting.
Christ: in Gethsemane -- In right margin, Christ, nimbed, hands raised, kneels and looks toward chalice on cliff. Below are three nimbed apostles, seated on ground. Scene in landscape setting.
Christ: Arrest -- In lower margin, Christ, nimbed, has hands bound and is attached to rope held by soldier, wearing armor. Behind him is group of soldiers, wearing armor and holding spears. Scene in landscape setting.

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