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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 31r

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, rays as cross nimbus, with joined hands raised, kneels, looking upward toward rays descending from upper right. In foreground, three apostles, one nimbed, sleep on ground. Through opening in fence, many carrying torches, is visible. Night scene; stars visible in dark sky. Text below miniature is beginning of Short Hours of the Cross, Matins.

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