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Border with Christ in the Wilderness
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Simon Bening
Flemish, Bruges, about 1525 - 1530
Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.
MS. LUDWIG IX 19, FOL. 63

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In a peaceful landscape setting, Christ sits in meditation during a self-imposed fast in the wilderness that lasted forty days and forty nights. The border surrounds a prayer concerning his fast and subsequent temptations, the subject of the miniature on the facing page.