Little Tey - St James - Washing Feet
Washing of the Feet, painted on the north wall of the apse. A series of Passion pictures was painted around the apse in c.1280, then apparantly overpainted with slightly different designs around 40 years later. Individual medieval wall paintings are quite common, but a whole narrative scheme such as this is rare. The pictures have been damaged over the intervening centuries and can be hard to make out, but the figurative quality is unusually good. In this picture, Christ is seen kneeling before St Peter, holding his foot above a raised water basin.