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England, Oxford, between 1212 and 1220
MS M.43 fol. 22v

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1) Christ: Washing of Feet -- Christ, cross-nimbed, with towel around His shoulder, lowers hands toward basin, before Apostle Peter, nimbed, tonsured, raising right hand to head and lifting right leg above the basin. He sits beside ten nimbed apostles seated on bench; some gesture.
2) Christ: Betrayal and Arrest, and Apostle, Peter: cutting off Ear of Malchus -- Two nimbed apostles stand behind Peter, nimbed, tonsured, with left hand grasping Malchus' hair. With sword in right hand, he cuts off ear of Malchus, dark-faced, kneeling with joined hands raised. Christ, cross-nimbed, is embraced by Judas. Four dark-faced men hold clubs and swords; one raises lantern.
Scenes within decorated frames.

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