Betrayal of Christ

Object Name
Medallion
Artist/Maker
Netherlandish
Object Type
Miniatures
Medallion
Date
1490 - 1510
Medium
boxwood
Credit Line
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Object Number
A.501-1910
Location
Victoria & Albert Museum
Institution/Owner
Victoria and Albert Museum

Dimensions

Medallion: 46.8mm (4.7 cm)

Description

In the foreground Judas kisses Christ, who is taken captive by a crowd of soldiers. On the ground lies Malchus with St. Peter beside him sheathing his sword, and three other apostles. In the background the Agony of Christ in the garden and the apostles asleep.

source: V&A website

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
later inscription, written in semi-literate style in ink on the back:

Secolo XVI. Estylo de Alberto Durer de Nuremberg

[source: V&A website]

Published References

'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 81; Charles Mannheim, Catalogue des objets d’art et de haute curiosités, antiques, du moyen-âge à la renaissance, composant l’importante et précieuse collection Spitzer, dont la vente publique aura lieu à Paris (Paris: Imprimerie de l’Art, 1893) no. 2129; Trusted, Marjorie, ed. The Making of Sculpture. The Materials and Techniques of European Sculpture. London: 2007, p. 175, pl. 324

Catalogue Raisonné

Romanelli 60

Provenance

Provenance
Spitzer collection, Paris; Salting Bequest
Previous Owner(s)
Frédéric Spitzer

Subjects

St Peter
Christ
Judas (Iscariot)
Christianity
Betrayal of Christ
Malchus
apostles

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