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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol. 15v

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Christ: Arrest -- Two soldiers, including Malchus, seize Christ, rayed nimbus. Apostle Peter, nimbed, raises sword above head of Malchus. To left of first soldier is group of soldiers carrying weapons, including spears, maces, and halberds. One soldier raises lantern.
Scene framed by border decorated with flowers and inhabited by birds and butterfly.

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