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Ugolino di Nerio: 'The Betrayal of Christ'
This painting is part of the group: The Santa Croce Altarpiece

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The Roman Soldiers have come to arrest Christ. At the centre Judas betrays Christ with a kiss as described in the New Testament (Matthew 26: 47-52). On the left Saint Peter cuts off the ear of Malchus. The scene takes place at night; illumination is provided by the torches held aloft.

This panel formed the second scene after the 'Last Supper' (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lehman Collection) in the predella of the high altarpiece of S. Croce, Florence. The altarpiece was probably paid for by the Alamanni family, whose coat of arms was originally on it.

Other paintings in this group: The Santa Croce Altarpiece

The Way to Calvary
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
The Way to Calvary
The Deposition
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
The Deposition
Isaiah
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Isaiah
Saints Simon and Thaddeus
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Saints Simon and Thaddeus
Spandrel Angels
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Spandrel Angels
Saints Bartholomew and Andrew
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Saints Bartholomew and Andrew
The Resurrection
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
The Resurrection
Moses
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Moses
David
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
David
Spandrel Angels
Ugolino di Nerio
possibly 1325-8
Spandrel Angels

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