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Title: Holy Bishopric of Morphou: The Holy Communion, Church of the Virgin Podithou in Galata
Start date: 1502
End date: 1502
Historical Period: Post-Byzantine

In the upper part of the semi-cylinder of the apse is represented the Communion of the Apostles.Christ id depicted twice, showing from the small side openings of a polygonal ciborium, and followed by an angel carrying a fan. On the left of the composition Christ is offering the bred to the Apostle Peter while giving a blessing. On the right half, he is offering the wine to the Apostle Paul, holding a large chalice in both hands. Behind the two major apostles follow others, five on each side, waiting to partake of Holy Communion. All can be identified by the initial letter of their names. There is some commotion in the left-hand group, where the last apostle, Judas, is turning in the opposite direction.

Place: Panagía tis Podýthou, Cyprus  
Languages: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Medium: paint (coating)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: OUC Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation  
Physical type: mural paintings (visual works)
Material and technique: painting (image-making)
Data provider: Open University of Cyprus  
License: All rights reserved
Rights holder: Holy Bishopric of Morphou  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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