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Gospel Book
Austria, Salzburg, second quarter 11th century
MS M.781 fol. 212v

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Christ: Washing of Feet -- In center, Christ, pearled cross-projecting nimbus, kneels, holding foot of Apostle Peter, pearled nimbus, with hands extended, seated. Both are surrounded by eleven apostles, with pearled nimbi, seated, including some holding their feet, two raising draped hands to heads, one holding book, and one holding roll (?).
Scene in architectural setting.
Illustration of Gospel of John 13:3-10.

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