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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 13v

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1) and 2) Christ: Entry into Jerusalem -- Foal accompanies Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing, mounted on bridled ass treading on garment spread by youth, before woman wearing draped headdress with left hand raised and youth holding foliate branch, both at city gate of Jerusalem, above which are two men casting foliate branches toward the Christ. Apostles not represented.
3) Christ: Washing of Feet -- Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing apron, kneels partly, holding above basin left leg of one apostle raising right hand to head, seated with two apostles on bench, all before nine apostles, all eleven of the apostles nimbed.
4) Christ: Last Supper -- Nine apostles, eight nimbed, some gesturing, two reaching vessels, all flank Christ, cross-nimbed, raising His left hand above Evangelist John, nimbed, resting head on His breast, and extending His right hand to fish grasped above vessel by right hand of Judas seated in front of draped table spread with vessels and knife; at right end of the table, seated apostle holds vessel.
Scenes 1 and 4 with gold diapered and punched backgrounds, and scenes 2 and 3 with blue backgrounds, within decorated frames.

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