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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ca. 1420
MS M.46 fol. 64v

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest, and Apostle, Peter: cutting off Ear of Malchus -- Christ, with rays as nimbus, is embraced by Judas. Around them stand helmeted soldiers with spears and swords. To right is Peter, nimbed, tonsured, holding raised sword in right hand above Malchus, bleeding from ear, lunging on ground beside club and lantern. Trees and hills in background.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and foliate ornament.

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