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Vita Christi
Italy, Lombardy, between 1500 and 1550
MS M.508 fol. 20r

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Angel emerging from rayed arc of Heaven, extends with both hands, chalice and paten toward Christ, crossed nimbus, with joined hands raised, head and hands possibly sweating blood, kneeling and looking up toward the angel. Three apostles, heads on hands, sit asleep in foreground. Buildings in landscape in background. Text from Matthew 26:36-46, on Christ in Gethsemane, is on fol. 18v.

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