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Book of Hours
France, possibly Brittany, ca. 1430
MS M.1040 fol. 11v

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- In foreground, Christ, crossed nimbus, stands beside three sleeping Apostles, nimbed, raising his right hand. In background, Christ, again, crossed nimbus, with hands raised, kneels on rocky outcrop, looking up at gold head of God, crossed nimbus, appearing in rayed arc of Heaven.
Scenes in landscape with trees and rocky outcrops, all enclosed by wattle fence.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament and rinceaux.

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