Medallion with the Betrayal of Jesus
This medallion serves as a reminder that one of the most important skills of miniature boxwood carvers was their ability to create deep, stagelike spaces for the reenactment of the drama of the Bible. In this carving, the action is intense, but the faces are summarily rendered in some areas. Were elements such as these perhaps consigned to apprentices?
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