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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1515
MS M.286 fol. 4v

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- In background, Christ, crossed nimbus, with joined hands raised, kneels before rocky outcrop, looking up toward rays. In foreground, three Apostles, nimbed, sit or semi-recline, asleep. Peter, resting head on right hand holds sword with left hand; John holds book; third Apostle, head covered with mantle, rests head on left hand. All are wearing garments in grisaille.
Scene in landscape.
Miniature enclosed in architectural frame decorated with putto climbing column on left; two putti holding jar (?) flanked by two putti holding foliage; winged head.

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