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Book of Hours
France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 145r

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Judas, holding sack with right hand, his left hand on left shoulder of Christ, leans his head toward head of Christ, cross nimbus, holding in His right hand, ear of Malchus. Malchus reclines at feet of Christ, looking up toward Him. At right is soldier, holding left arm of Christ with his right hand and spear with his left hand. In background are two nimbed figures, one possibly Apostle Peter and another with head covered, man wearing hat raising lantern with left hand, and soldiers, one holding torch or lantern, some holding spears or halberds.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by monkey sitting on bench.

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