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The Betrayal (Cutting from a Gradual or Antiphonary)

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A double-sided cutting from a gradual or antiphonary, both book types containing songs used in the Divine Office or Mass. Illuminated "O" on verso historiated with a scene of the Betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot. In the foreground, Judas embraces Christ, surrounded by a crowd of onlookers...

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1917, bequest of the estate of John B. How. (Accession date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How

Italian (Northern Tuscany), Medieval (Gothic), about 1350–1400

Place of Manufacture

Northern Tuscany, Italy


Overall: 22 x 20.7 cm (8 11/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera, ink, and gold leaf on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts