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France, Paris, 1480-1500
MS M.179 fol. 27v

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest and Apostle, Peter: cutting off Ear of Malchus -- Christ, hands crossed in front, stands flanked by soldier and by Judas whom He looks toward. Behind them are group of soldiers, wearing helmets, some holding spears, two holding clubs, one with lantern on pole, one with torch. At left Peter, holding sheath with left hand, raises saber with right hand above crouching Malchus, looking up toward Peter, holding lantern (?) with left hand, and raising club (?) with right hand.
Miniature in architectural frame supported by columns with putti on left column.

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