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France, Brittany, ca. 1465
MS M.84 fol. 34v

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Christ, nimbed, with right hand restoring bleeding ear of Malchus, kneeling, is flanked by Judas, holding bag in right hand and kissing Christ, and by soldiers, grasping his clothes. To left are nimbed apostles, including Peter, tonsured, holding sword, and man wearing turban. To right are more soldiers, including one with axe and one holding lantern.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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