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Tours, France, ca. 1465-1468 ; Bourges, France, ca. 1470
MS M.834 fol. 100v

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Judas kisses Christ, right arm seized by soldier. They are surrounded by large group of soldiers, entering through gate in wall, some with torches, one with raised sword. To left, Apostle Peter removes sword from sheath before kneeling Malchus, right hand holding lantern. At right, two figures stand with backs turned.
At bottom of miniature, two winged putti hold up text block and scroll inscribed CHASTE VIE LOVE.
Scene in garden setting within wall, all within gold frame.

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