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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 118v

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, nimbed, kneels below angel beside mound. Below, three apostles, including Evangelist John and Peter, sleep.
In background, Christ: Betrayal, Arrival in Garden -- At left, Judas and soldiers enter garden.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial A decorated with foliate ornament begins hymn for Matins of Long Hours of the Cross.

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