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Christ Washes the Feet of his Disciples (1521)
This woodcut comes from Passionary of Christ and Antichrist, a famous series by the Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). In the images below, Cranach contrasts Christ, who humbly washes his disciples’ feet, with the pope, who arrogantly allows his foot to be kissed. Woodcut, 1521.