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Christ before Caiaphas
Simon Bening (Flemish, about 1483 - 1561)
Bruges, Belgium (Place Created)
about 1525 - 1530
Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment
Ms. Ludwig IX 19 (83.ML.115), fol. 128v
Leaf: 16.8 × 11.4 cm (6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.)
Bening framed the scene with simulated wood arches, suggesting that the viewer is peering through a window into a real, three-dimensional space. The frame also recalls the frames found on the
Masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript illumination (December 16, 1997 to March 22, 1998)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 16, 1997 to March 22, 1998