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France, Mont-Saint-Michel, ca. 1060
MS M.641 fol. 52v

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Christ: Last Supper -- Evangelist John, with object (?) in left hand, and right hand raised to face, leans on breast of Christ, cross-nimbed, seated with feet on footstool. With His left hand on shoulder of the Evangelist, He extends in right hand sop to mouth of Judas extending hands and kneeling before draped table set with loaves, fish on plate, vessels, and utensils.
Behind the table are seated ten nimbed apostles, including Peter tonsured, with right hand raised, all flanking the Christ.
Scene in architectural setting, including dome in center and twin towers.
Illustration facing Collect of Mass for Maundy Thursday in Holy Week.

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