Altamura Cathedral Images

The Last Supper. Instead of his usual position in the center, Christ is seated on the far left, where he is being embraced and kissed on the cheek by a short-haired, beardless figure. This is probably a variation on the common theme of John, "the beloved disciple," reclining on his breast as they dined. Alternatively, although the setting is wrong and the gesture seems too tender, it could represent the Kiss of Judas. The long rectangular table is spread with loaves of bread, pairs of fish, and baskets. Detail of the magnificent Gothic portal of Altamura Cathedral, 14th-15th century. Altamura, Puglia, Italy. Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
6188
Title
Portal Lintel: Last Supper
Date
April 5, 2008
Location
Date
April 5, 2008
Coordinates
40.8274470° N, 16.5528560° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
200
Iso
200
Keywords
altamura, apostles, apulian, art, assunta, biblical, c14, c15, carving, cathedral, catholic, christian, church, dining, disciples, gothic, iconclass73D24, italy, kiss, last supper, main, medieval, nt, portal, puglia, puglian, sculpture, supper, table, twelve
Original Filename
xti_5106pls.jpg
Creator
Holly Hayes
Source
EdStockPhoto

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