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Ercole de' Roberti: 'The Institution of the Eucharist'
This painting is part of the group: Two Panels from a Predella

Christ is shown at the Last Supper holding up the Eucharistic bread. Probably painted in Ferrara in the 1490s as the door of a tabernacle for the bread and wine of the Mass.

When closed, the door may have formed the central panel of a predella of a lost altarpiece, with 'The Israelites gathering Manna' (also in the Collection) on one side. The reliefs on the arch above Christ seem to depict a scene of ancient sacrifice.

Other paintings in this group: Two Panels from a Predella

The Israelites gathering Manna
Ercole de' Roberti
probably 1490s
The Israelites gathering Manna

 
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