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Italy, probably Milan, ca. 1470
MS M.454 fol. 62r

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Christ: Betrayal and Apostle, Peter: cutting off Ear of Malchus -- Christ, nimbed, is embraced and kissed by Judas, wearing hat. At right are two men, wearing hats, one holding hilt of short sword (?), and group of soldiers, one resting left hand on hilt of saber, nine holding spears, two holding lanterns. At left, Malchus crouches on ground, looking up at Peter, nimbed, raising saber with right hand.
Scene in landscape.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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