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Book of Hours
England, Gloucester, ca. 1405-1415
MS M.99 fol. 58r

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Christ: Arrest -- Christ, decorated nimbus, stands, hands crossed on breast, bound by rope held by two of three men at right; the third grasps left arm of Christ. At left, partially visible man extends arms toward back of Christ.
Scene against background of gold vine scroll, within initial D decorated with foliate ornament.
Text enclosed in frame decorated with foliate ornament, and sprays with colored leaves and gold balls.

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