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Christ on the mount of olives
17th Century
Domenico FETTI
Christ on the mount of olives
[Cristo sul monte degli ulivi]
Oil on canvas
94 x 68 cm  [HxW]
Private Collection

After the Last Supper and immediately before his arrest, Christ retired to the Mount of Olives to pray. There he struggled between the two sides of his nature, the human and the divine. The disciples Peter, James and John accompanied him and slept while Jesus was visited by the angel. Peter is closest with grey hair and a sword, John is the youngest and James has a beard. In front of the distant city of Jerusalem an approaching group of figures led by Judas can be seen.

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