Bernart van Orley, The Last Supper
Flemish, early 16th century
Wool, silk, silver-gilt thread; 11 ft. x 11 ft. 6 in. (335 x 350 cm)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975.1.1915
This Last Supper portrays both St. Mary Magdalene (the woman with her back to the viewer, reaching for the jar of ointment) and the "girlish" St. John (leaning against Christ's chest). It is inspired by a woodcut by Albrecht Dürer.
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Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City