Last Supper and Flagellation

Applique groups in in the Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris.

The Last Supper, the Flagellation of Christ
Limoges, about 1240-1250
Repoussé, engraved, chiselled and gilded copper
These two groups probably came from an altar front. The first one, in one piece, represents the Last Supper. Jesus, in the middle of the apostles, puts his arm around John the Evangelist. In front of the table, the small, isolated character stealing a fish is Judas, the traitor. The other relief is composed of three pieces. It represents Jesus tied to a column and flogged by two torturers. Other reliefs from the same group are now kept in Baltimore (The Arrest of Christ) and Minneapolis (The Entombment of Christ).