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{Tuesday, March 23, 2004  }

Among what would otherwise be a run-of-the-mill not-overly-impressive 16th/17th century depiction of the agony in the garden, I have found the most terrifying image:

At first glance, I found the proximity of the snoring Peter to Jesus rather amusing. Then there was a cherubic figure sort of there and sort of not, but then I noticed... from the mount of olives, He can clearly see his opressors coming to seize him. They almost seem nearer to him than the angel is. Seeing the torture coming slowly only increases the agony... that, I believe, is a reason to sweat blood.
posted by Lauren, 5:09 PM


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