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ca. 1470-1490 - 'Scenes from the Passion of Christ', Brabant, M - Museum Leuven, province of Flemish Brabant, Belgium

"During the arrest in Gethsemane, Peter takes a sword and cuts off the ear of the high priest's servant, Malchus."


The soldiers depicted in this scene of the Passion all wear contemporary armour; some fanciful details have been added to make them look more archaic, e.g. the soldier on the right wears a turban and lions' heads protruding from his surcoat to which a falchion is attached. The soldier on the left wears an unbuckled sallet. The soldier on the right wears full plate armour for the limbs.

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Taken on August 18, 2010