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Prayer book
Italy, Milan, ca. 1430
MS M.944 fol. 19v

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Christ: Washing of Feet -- Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand, kneels on one knee, with His left hand grasping, and holding over basin of water, right leg of apostle, probably Peter, nimbed, seated, raising right hand to head, holding right thigh with left hand. Eight of eleven other apostles, all nimbed, look on, one with foot on bench.
Interior scene with blue sky visible above.
Margins decorated with border of columbine. In upper margin, scene title IN DIE IOUIS SANCTA.
Beginning of prayer for Maundy Thursday.

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