Book of Hours

Item Info

Item No: mcai100031
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Books of hours
Notes: This miniature begins the Passion Sequence from the Gospel of John. Christ's Agony in the Garden marks the start of his Passion, which encompasses the events immediately leading up to his death. During his moment of anguish in the garden of Gethsemane, Christ prays to God to "take this cup" from him before finally accepting his fate. In this miniature, the cup, the symbol of his imminent sacrifice, appears on the rocky outcrop before the kneeling figure of Christ. In the foreground, the disciples Peter, James, and John sleep throughout Christ's ordeal.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1585648
Country: Country:France
Cardinal Point:central

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1515
Image Dimensions Width: 131 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 10:3

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