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Book of Hours
France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 81r

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, crossed nimbus, with joined hands, kneels before rocks surmounted by chalice above which is wafer (host). In foreground three apostles sleep, one reclining, supporting head on right hand, the other two seated, heads inclined.
Scene in landscape enclosed by fence with arched opening and bridge over stream.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, and inhabited by two birds.

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