One of the most engaging miniatures in the Suffrages features the Last Supper. Inside a marble Renaissance-style building, the apostles sit around a table with Jesus. Saint John the Evangelist lays his head on the table, a reference to a passage in the Gospels where Jesus' best-loved apostle is described as "leaning on Jesus' bosom."

Most suffrages are prayers devoted to a specific saint; the prayer and miniature seen here are unusual for focusing on an event.


  • Title: The Last Supper
  • Creator: Taddeo Crivelli
  • Date Created: about 1469
  • Location Created: Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 10.8 × 7.9 cm (4 1/4 × 3 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 83.ML.109.162v
  • Culture: Italian
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 13, fol. 162v
  • Creator Display Name: Taddeo Crivelli (Italian, died about 1479, active about 1451 - 1479)
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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