Antique Russian Icon of The Last Supper - For Sale
Antique Russian Icon of The Last Supper
A handpainted Russian Icon of The Last Supper. Painted on wood. Size: 40x45cm. Iconography: This icon shows Jesus eating his Last Supper with the Twelve Apostles. it was during this meal that He distributed the Holy Mystery of Communion, giving them bread (his body) and wine (his blood) for the first time. Peter, the Chief Apostle, sits at Christ's right hand. On the other side of Christ si his Beloved Disciple John, laying his head on Christ's breast. Judas is shown with his face turned, with one eye unseen, to symbolize his dishonesty as he reaches to dip his hand in the bowl (as Christ said the one who was to betray Him would do).