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France, Paris, 1228-1234
MS M.153 fol. 19r

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Medallion 1:
1) Christ: Temptation, 2nd -- Blue devil in loin cloth, holding object, possibly staff, in right hand, glances toward Christ, crossed nimbus, seated on roof of building and raising right hand in blessing.
Medallion 2:
2) Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Judas, possibly nimbed, leans forward to kiss Christ, crossed nimbus, book in left hand. They are flanked by four men, one carrying sword, one carrying lantern. At right Apostle Peter, nimbed, raises sword in right hand to cut off ear of Malchus.
Scenes against gold backgrounds inside medallions on diapered grounds within decorated frame.

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