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The Betrayal of Christ

Pseudo-MonvaerniLate 15th century

English Heritage

English Heritage

This plaque shows the betrayal of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane, surrounded by soldiers and apostles. Jesus is kissed by Judas while he heals the wounded ear of the kneeling Malchus. Limoges enamels were the height of decorative metalwork in medieval Europe. The enamel artists, who were usually patronised by royalty or the Church, produced delicate and beautiful illustrations of biblical scenes and legendary tales.

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  • Title: The Betrayal of Christ
  • Creator: Pseudo-Monvaerni
  • Date Created: Late 15th century
  • Location: Ranger's House
  • Location Created: Limoges, France
  • Provenance: The Wernher Foundation
  • Type: Painted enamel plaque
  • Original Source: RANGER'S HOUSE - THE WERNHER COLLECTION
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Painted enamel on copper

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