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Italy, Padua, 1436
MS M.180 fol. 52v

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Christ: Washing of Feet -- Peter, nimbed, raising left hand, is seated on bench, his feet in basin of water. Christ, rayed crossed nimbus, kneels, extending both hands toward feet of Peter. Of nine other apostles, nimbed, three look on, one pours water from pitcher into small tub; three stand at fire below hood on wall; two clear (?) objects from draped table on which are candlesticks, bowl and loaves (?) (Christ: Last Supper). Pitcher is on bench at right.
Scene in room with wooden ceiling and windows and framed by arch supported by two columns. Two nude (?) figures aiming spears in spandrels of the arch.
Beginning of Gospel reading for Maundy Thursday.

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