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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175
MS M.44 fol. 7r

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Christ: Washing of Feet -- Eleven nimbed apostles, one seated (?), flank Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing apron. He kneels beside basin, raising His right hand in blessing, and with left hand grasping right foot of Peter, holding his right hand to his head, seated on bench.
Scene against gold background, within frame decorated with foliate ornament and four medallions enclosing birds.

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