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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
Italy, Florence, ca. 1320
MS M.643 fol. 9r

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Seated amid rocks, Apostle Peter, Apostle James and Evangelist John, all nimbed, sleep. Christ, decorated crossed nimbus, sweating with blood issuing from His hands and feet, kneels in landscape of mountains with two trees. Above, Hand of God emerges from starred arc of heaven.
Decorated frame.

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