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Washing of Feet (pedilavium), as a sign of humble service and love, was performed by the Emperor on twelve paupers on Maundy Thursday as an official court ceremony from the Middle Ages to the end of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.


K. Beitl, Die oesterliche Fusswaschung am Kaiserhofe zu Wien, Festgabe fuer L. Schmidt, 1972.