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France, Rouen, 1495-1503
MS M.261 fol. 75r

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Within garden surrounded by wooden fence, Judas and Christ, nimbed, embrace. To left, Peter raises sword above Malchus, kneeling on ground, holding lantern. They are surrounded by soldiers, some carrying spears or lanterns. In background, city of Jerusalem is visible in landscape.
Scene framed by illusionistic architectural border decorated with two statues of male figures.

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