MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN (SUZDAL), FIRST HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY

* 43. A LARGE ICON OF THE LAST SUPPER

RUSSIAN (SUZDAL), FIRST HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY

44.7 by 88.1 cm.
20,000-25,000 pounds


Among the disciples at the table are John who fell asleep on Christ’s chest and had a vision of the Apocalypse, as well as Judas in the foreground who is depicted holding the silver-filled pouch; the icon has a special reference to the Holy Communion, both because of the paten and chalice that appear on the table, but also because Christ is holding the bread, thus preparing for the “Fractio Panis”.


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