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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Hungarian Anjou legendary single leaves
Bologna, Italy, or Hungary, 1325-1335

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Zone 1:
1) Christ: Last Supper -- Before decorated arcade, Christ, crossed nimbus, both hands raised, sits at head of table before group of seven Apostles, all nimbed, including John asleep, resting head on table beside Christ.
Scene caption, inscribed HIC EST CENA DOMINI.
2) Christ: Communion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, sits at center of table raising wafer in right hand and chalice in left hand, flanked on both sides by eleven Apostles, all nimbed, two raising hands.
Zone 2:
3) Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, crossed nimbus, kneels in profile with hands raised before chalice placed on rock. Below Him, three Apostles sleep. Above Him, angel flies in sky. Three trees in background.
Scene caption, inscribed QUOMODO ORAUIT IN MONTE.
4) Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Christ, crossed nimbus, is kissed by Judas, standing in profile. They are flanked by group of soldiers, wearing helmets, one carrying shield, one holding torch, one seizing small child. Apostle Peter, nimbed, holds knife in right hand and grasps hair of kneeling Malchus in left hand while cutting off his ear.
Scene caption, inscribed QUOMODO FUIT CAPTUS ET OSCULATUS.
Scenes in frames decorated with foliate ornament.

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