France: Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, La Tour-sur-Tinée - paulsmit
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’Soldiers in Garden of Gethsemane.’

	The fifth of twenty panels depicting the Passion of Christ in the Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs at La Tour shows Roman soldiers entering the gate of the Garden of Gethsemane. 
Although intending to arrest him, they seem a bit taken aback by the presence of Jesus.
The fresco was executed in 1492 on the chapel's left wall by Currand Bravesi and Guirard Nadal, two of the so-called 'peintres primitifs niçois' (primitive painters of Nice). The painters seem to have left part of the soldiers' garments in an unfinished state.
La Tour sur Tinée is a village in the French Alps, 30 km north of Nice. Photo Mick Palarczyk.