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Betrayal of Christ
  • Albrecht Dürer
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (prese
  • Betrayal of Christ, 1508
  • The Engraved Passion
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 115 x 74 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 2 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1990.0122

With closed eyes, Jesus receives Judas' kiss. In the foreground, Saint Peter is about to strike a sprawled malchus witha an upraised sword. A soldier is about to lower a noose around Jesus' head. A youth with flowing garments flees in the upper left background.