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Book of Hours
Italy, probably Milan, ca. 1470
MS M.454 fol. 58r

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, crossed nimbus, with joined hands raised, kneels in opening of enclosed garden, looking up to half figure of God, extending chalice with both hands, in arc of Heaven surrounded by ring of angels.
Scene in landscape with grees, body of water and buildng on hill in background.
Margins decorated with vine scroll and strawberries (?) inhabited by putto carrying basket of foliage on back; in right margin, foliate medallion enclosing prophet, nimbed holding scroll inscribed IN TE DOMINE SPERAVI.

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