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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 102r

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Judas: receiving Silver -- Within room, Judas, holding moneybag, stands before four men, wearing pointed caps, seated at desk with locked side cupboard, on which are pile of coins and inkpot. First man writes on scroll with pen held in right hand. Second man extends right arm toward Judas and holds moneybag in left hand. Third man, seated on bench, holds roll in left hand.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border decorated with two putti holding shields and banners.
Initial I decorated with foliate ornament begins Passion according to Luke.

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