HandPainted Biblical Composition - The Last Supper ( Mystikos Deipnos ) - 25x19cm
This is a traditional Byzantine icon handpainted using a high quality technique with gold leaf and a light glossy finish on a wooden frame. This is not a reproduction but an original painting of the Last Supper signed by the iconographer Theodore Evangelopoulos from Thessaloniki, Greece.
Icon approx. 25 cm x 19 cm (9.8 in x 7.5 in)
The Last Supper (also called the Lord's Supper or Mystical Supper) was the last meal Jesus shared with his Twelve Apostles and disciples before his death. In the course of the Last Supper, and with specific reference to taking bread and wine, Jesus told his disciples, "Do this in remembrance of me", (1 Corinthians 11:23–26). Other events and dialogue are recorded in the Synoptic Gospels and the Gospel of John. Many Christians describe this as the "Institution (or Sacrament) of the Holy Eucharist" (also known as " Maundy Thursday "). The vessel which was used to serve the wine is sometimes called the Holy Chalice, and has been the one of the supposed subjects of Holy Grail literature in Christian mythology. The Last Supper has been the subject of many paintings, perhaps most famously by Leonardo da Vinci.