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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 119r

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest, and Christ: healing Ear of Malchus -- Surrounded by soldiers carrying lanterns, spears, and halberds, Judas, holding moneybag, kisses left cheek of Christ, nimbed, extending right hand on right ear of Malchus, seated on ground, holding lantern in right hand. Peter sheaths sword.
In background, Christ: Young Man fleeing -- At left, young man flees from soldier grasping young man's garments.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament begins Matins of Long Hours of the Cross.

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