Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 23 June 2020
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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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