Sculpted alabaster plate with gold highlights illustrating ''the Last Supper'', term given by the Christian religion to the last meal that Jesus Christ took on Maundy Thursday with his twelve apostles before his arrest and crucifixion.
Among the twelve apostles, are easily identifiable :
* In the foreground, Judas holding in his left hand the purse with thirty pieces of silver. In the iconography, the purse of Judas represents not only his office as treasurer within the community of the apostles, but also and above all the wages of his betrayal.
* To the right of Christ, John the Evangelist with a gentle and almost feminine face, and to the left of Christ Saint Peter, a massive and aged character, with a tonsured skull, and wearing a short, thick beard.
The composition is supported by an architectural background crowned by a canopy in high relief.
On the ground, in front of the table, rests an ewer that one of the apostles seems ready to lift.
Very nice original ''pastilla'' frame decorated with interlacing.
At the bottom and in the middle of this beautiful alabaster, we discover the R.T monogram accompanied by an anchor for the Malinois workshop of Rombout Tissenaken (1540 - 1614) active from 1580 to 1614
Dimensions with frame: H. 22.5 cm x W. 20 cm
Dimensions of the alabaster: H. 12.5 cm x W. 9.5 cm
Alabaster with gold highlights
Monogram R.T for Rombout Tissenaken (1540 – 1614)
Late 16th / early 17th century
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