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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ca. 1420
MS M.46 fol. 53v

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Apostles John and Peter, tonsured, both seated, and James, reclining with book on ground, all nimbed, all sleep with eyes closed beside Christ, with crossed rays as nimbus, kneeling with joined hands raised to God, in arc of heaven, emanating rays, above goblet with wafer (host). Scene in fenced garden with stream, trees, and flowers.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and foliate ornament.

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