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Italy, Florence, 1392-1399
MS M.653 no. 4 (II.25)

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Initial C:
Christ: Last Supper -- Christ, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, and disciples are seated at round table with platters of bread, knives, and other containers. Evangelist John lays head on table before Christ. Apostle Peter, tonsured, sits to right of Christ. Judas, opposite Christ, purse tied around waist, places bread in his mouth. All apostles are nimbed. Judas' nimbus is black and inscribed with scorpion.
Scene within initial C decorated with foliate ornament.
Border decorated with foliate ornament frames text.

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