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Hamilton lectionary
Constantinople, end of 11th century
MS M.639 fol. 252v

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Christ: Washing of Feet -- Christ, cross-nimbed, towel suspended from belt, extends right hand to left foot of Apostle Peter over basin, left hand raised to head, seated on faldstool, flanked by two groups of apostles; architectural setting and gold background; title inscription.
Miniature within frame with finial cornerpieces.
Below, decorated initial Tau.
Illustration for the reading of John 8:1-10 for Thursday in Passion Week.

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