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Italy, 1482
MS M.893 fol. 17r

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Three apostles, including Peter, all nimbed, with eyes closed, sit or semi-recline on ground behind Christ, nimbed, sweating blood and water from His head, hands raised. He kneels before mound surmounted by chalice and host, and looks up toward God, with white hair and beard, raising right hand in gesture of blessing and holding cross surmounted globe in left hand. Scene is set in garden with flowering plants and tree, enclosed by fence with gate. At left, outside of fence is crowd of soldiers.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament. Within border, medallions enclosing flower, head of male figure, bearded, God.

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