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Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1420
MS M.76 fol. 176v

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Christ: Last Supper -- Christ, crossed nimbus, is seated at draped table, raising right hand in blessing, Evangelist John under His right arm. He is flanked by Peter and Paul, nimbed, eight nimbed apostles, one lifting chalice to his mouth, four (?) seated on bench. Christ extends left hand, holding sop, toward Judas, no nimbus, kneeling on opposite side of the table with joined hands. Loaves, knife, and plate on which are two fish, are on the table. Miniature has background of gold scroll work.
Blue heads appear above scene inside frame of miniature.
Margins decorated with border of gold rinceaux.

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