Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

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Illustration

Ibolya Horváth
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 23 June 2020
Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus Download Full Size Image

Four key events in the final hours of Jesus’ life are dramatically shown here (from left to right): Peter sheathing his sword after severing the ear of Malchus (seated), the high priest’s servant; Jesus miraculously restoring the ear; Judas betraying Jesus with a kiss; and Roman soldiers arresting Jesus. The compression of these events into one scene with its complex interweaving of figural masses creates a powerful sculptural statement.
Made in Amiens, Picardy, France, 1264-88 CE
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917 CE

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Art, M. M. o. (2020, June 23). Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12407/relief-of-the-betrayal-and-arrest-of-jesus/

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Art, Metropolitan Museum of. "Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Jun 2020. Web. 20 Jul 2024.

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