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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1473
MS M.677 fol. 186r

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Christ: in Gethsemane, and Christ: Betrayal, Arrival in Garden -- Christ, rayed cross as nimbus, with hands joined,kneels before rock. Below, Apostle Peter, tonsured, Apostle James and Evangelist John sleep. To left, Judas and crowd of soldiers, carrying torches and spears, cross bridge and enter gate of garden.In background is landscape, including buildings of city (Jerusalem) in the distance.

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