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Vita Christi
Italy, Lombardy, between 1500 and 1550
MS M.508 fol. 18r

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Christ: Washing of Feet -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing cloth at waist, kneeling on one knee, looks and gestures toward Peter, right hand raised to head, right foot in basin; pitcher is next to the basin. They are surrounded by eleven other apostles, one with right hand on breast, one orant, another with clasped hands, one removing shoes, three back-turned, including Judas, wearing black. Servant carrying large pitcher stands in background. Candle is on wall. No text related to this miniature.

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