Lot 716

Communion icon
56 x 45 cm.
Russia, 18th century.

Egg tempera on wood. In a high rectangular recessed picture field the cross-oval white-covered table with the communion cup in a central position. In front of the table depiction of the washing of feet at the Last Supper (Joh. 13,1-11), perhaps as Peter having his feet washed in response to Jesus' words "If I do not wash you, you have no part in me (Joh. 13,8)". All the disciples are depicted with a halo, only Judas, who is depicted in the middle of the back, does not have a halo.

Exhibition: Flehite
Museum, Amersfoort, Netherlands, 2006 (12414717) (13)