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France, perhaps Verdun and Paris, ca. 1375
MS M.90 fol. 46v

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Judas, with right arm around shoulders of Christ, cross-nimbed, raising right hand and holding book in left hand, kisses His cheek. To left, Apostle Peter, nimbed, places sword held in right hand in folds of garments. Malchus, raising right hand to left ear, is seated on ground below him. To right, soldiers, including one raising lantern, stand behind Judas. Soldiers are armed with spears. One carries shield.
Foliate border frames miniature.

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