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Chronique universelle
Text and foliate borders: France, probably Rouen, ca. 1460. Six large miniatures: Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470-1480. Nine small miniatures, blue borders, widow’s knots, monograms, plaques, scrolls, and heraldic arms: France, possibly Rouen, ca. 1519.
MS M.214 I, fol. 2v

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Two miniatures in right column:
1) Christ: Betrayal and Arrest, and Apostle, Peter: cutting off Ear of Malchus -- Before soldiers, wearing armor and holding spears, stands Christ, with crossed rays as nimbus, with hands bound, being kissed by Judas. To right, Peter raises sword in right hand above Malchus, kneeling on ground, with left hand on bleeding ear, and with right hand extended toward lantern lying on ground. Scene in landscape.
2) Christ: Flagellation -- Christ, with crossed rays as nimbus, wearing short loin cloth, with bleeding cuts on head and body, stands with hands bound to column, flanked by two men, one wearing hat, both holding switches. All three figures cast shadows on wall of room.
In left margin, floreate ornament.

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