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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    early 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    relief in painted clay

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief in painted clay was probably made in the early 15th century France. This represents the Betrayal and the composition is based on an English alabaster table. It is possible that it may have been made to replace a broken alabaster, or as an experiment to manufacture similar reliefs in clay.

Physical description

Relief in painted clay representing the Betrayal. In the middle Judas moving to the right embraces Jesus Christ, who stands in the act of restoring the ear of Malchus who kneels on his left knee before him. To the right an armed figure seizes Christ by his arm, while the left arm of another clutches his hair; to the left the lower part of St. Peter.

Place of Origin

France (made)


early 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

relief in painted clay


Height: 37 cm, Width: 30.5 cm

Descriptive line

Relief the betrayal, clay polychrome. French 15th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cf. Society of Antiquaries, Catalogue of the Exhibition of English Mediaeval Alabaster Work. 1913. p. 56. no. 20. pl. XIII.
Hildburgh, W. L. Miscellaneous notes concerning english alabaster carvings. Antiquaries Journal. Vol. LXXXVIII. 1931. p. 244. pl. XII A, B.
Cheetham, F. English medieval alabaster: with a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Oxford, 1984. p. 50.




Reliefs; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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