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Book of Hours
France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 143r

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Christ: in Gethsemane and Christ: Betrayal, Arrival in Garden -- Christ, rays as cross nimbus, kneels with joined hands, looking toward chalice on rocky outcrop. Above, bust of God, rays as nimbus, orant, appears in arc of Heaven emitting rays. In foreground two Apostles, one holding book, sleep on ground next to the wattle fence enclosing garden. Two rabbits are in the garden. Outside of fence stand two men with group of soldiers. City is in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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