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Gospel Book
Austria, Salzburg, second quarter 11th century
MS M.781 fol. 81r

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest, and Apostle, Peter: cutting off Ear of Malchus -- Nimbed apostle, holding book in left hand, stands next to Christ, cross-projecting nimbus, kissed by Judas and with His right hand seized by one of two men, the other holding sword.
Apostle Peter, nimbed, holds sword in right hand and with left hand seizes hair of Malchus holding club and partly kneeling in front of man holding club.
Scene in architectural setting with domed towers.
Illustration of Gospel of Matthew 26:47-51.

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