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The Last Supper
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Taddeo Crivelli
Italian, Ferrara, about 1469
Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment

4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.
MS. LUDWIG IX 13, FOL. 162V

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One of the most engaging miniatures in the Suffrages features the Last Supper. Inside a marble Renaissance-style building, the apostles sit around a table with Jesus. Saint John the Evangelist lays his head on the table, a reference to a passage in the Gospels where Jesus' best-loved apostle is described as "leaning on Jesus' bosom."

Most suffrages are prayers devoted to a specific saint; the prayer and miniature seen here are unusual for focusing on an event.