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Hamilton lectionary
Constantinople, end of 11th century
MS M.639 fol. 268v

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Judas embracing Christ, cross-nimbed, roll in left hand, surrounded by Apostle Peter, nimbed, knife in right hand, cutting off ear of Malchus, standing with staff (?) in right hand, and crowd of men holding weapons, including spears; trees and flowers; title inscription.
Miniature within frame with finial cornerpieces.
In right column, decorated initial Tau.
Illustration for the reading of John 8:1-10 for Thursday in Passion Week.

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