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Zir Ganela Gospels
Ethiopia, 1400-1401
MS M.828 fol. 12v

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Christ: Washing of Feet -- Christ cross-nimbed, seated on cross-surmounted chair, hands extended toward footed basin inscribed “basin” (Ge’ez), into which Apostle Peter, nimbed, hands extended, seated, extends foot, all surrounded by eleven nimbed apostles, standing, gesturing; inscription, “How Our Lord washed the feet of His disciples” (Ge’ez).

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