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Arrest of Jesus

A miniature showing Jesus Christ being arrested by the guards of the Temple, (Mt 26:50; Mk 14:43; Lk 22:52; Jn 18:3), the scene may feature additional details such as The Kiss of Judas, or Peter cutting off the ear of Malchus (Mt 26:51; Mk 14:47; Lk 22:50 Jn 18:10).


Heldman, M. E. 1972. Miniatures of the Gospels of Princess Zir Gānēlā, an Ethiopic Manuscript Dated A.D. 1400/01 Saint Luis, Missouri: Washington University (1972). Gnisci, J. 2015. ‘Shrouding the Divine: Observations on the Iconography of the Entombment of Christ in Ethiopian Illumination of the Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Centuries’, Orientalia Christiana Periodica, 81/2 (2015), 473–492. Lepage, C. and J. Mercier 2011–2012. ‘Un tétraévangile illustré éthiopien à cycle long du XVe siècle. Codicologie et iconographie’, Cahiers Archéologiques, 54 (2011–2012), 99–174. Gnisci, J. and R. Zarzeczny 2017. ‘They Came with their Troops Following a Star from the East: A Codicological and Iconographic Study of an Illuminated Ethiopic Gospel Book’, Orientalia Christiana Periodica, 83/1 (2017), 127–189. Hourihane, C. 2009. Pontius Pilate, Anti-semitism, and the Passion in Medieval Art (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009).

There are 4 resources that contain the exact keyword: AT1003Arrest
id title type
BLorient481 London, British Library, BL Orient 481 mss
EMIP00109 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Alwan Codex 4 mss
EMIP00040 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 15 mss
EMIP00062 Portland, Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Eliza Codex 32 mss
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