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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 60r

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest, and Christ: healing Ear of Malchus -- Christ, nimbed, with right hand touching ear of Malchus, wearing helmet, kneeling beside lantern on ground, is embraced by Judas. Around Christ and Judas are helmeted soldiers with spears and three nimbed Apostles, including Peter, tonsured.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Lorraine (or a bend gules three alerions argent a chief), surmounted by a crown.

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