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England, possibly York, 1316-1331
MS G.50 fol. 28v

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Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- Apostle Peter grasps scabbard with his right hand and with sword in his left hand cuts off ear of Malchus, raising his hands and seated on grassy ground. Judas, his head draped, kisses Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, and places his right hand on His right shoulder. Christ's hands are grasped by man wearing kerchief. Surrounding them are eight men; some wear hoods; some hold weapons, including spear, two halberds, pitchfork, sword, and two clubs. Two, including one with grotesque facial features, raise lanterns.
Scene with gold punched background, within decorated frame.

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