The Last Supper, Issue 129

Item Number: 48329
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 6 inch x 3 inch (152mm x 76mm) Rectangle
Material: Bronze Antique
Price: $250.00
This product is proudly minted in the United States of America
 
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The Last Supper, Issue 129

Sculptor Geri Gould has created a masterpiece in bronze, The Last Supper, a sculpting of the 15th Century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci. It represents the scene from the final days of Jesus, when Jesus announces that one of his Twelve Apostles would betray him. At The Last Supper, Jesus instituted a new covenant of his blood and body, the wine and the bread. Many Christians describe this as the institution of the Eucharist. The high relief of this bronze magnifies one of the most fascinating aspects of da Vinci’s original: every single element directs one’s attention straight to the midpoint of the composition, Christ’s head.

Like other fine art medals struck by Medallic Art Company for the Society of Medalists, this medal is intended to be handled, openly displayed, and enjoyed in the tradition of fine sculpture. The reverse of The Last Supper is a riveting display in the medieval Cathedral window tradition, portraying four major events in the life of Jesus: the Nativity scene, His baptism at the hand of John the Baptist in the River Jordan, the crucifixion with His mother Mary suffering untold grief, and His triumphal resurrection from the tomb.

Geri Gould is a native Californian of Native American and Spanish/Mexican American descent. In 1973 she started her own studio, creating sculpture for medals and awards.  She has exhibited internationally, including the British Museum, and has works included in the Smithsonian Institution and in the Vatican Collections.

The Last Supper is solid bronze, brushed with an antique finish, measuring 3x6 inches. As all medals in the series of the Society of Medalists, it is struck by Medallic Art Company, America’s oldest and largest private mint.

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