What was cut into the fresco, “The Last Supper”, resulting in the disappearance of Christ’s feet in the image? – 2017

What was cut into the fresco, “The Last Supper”, resulting in the disappearance of Christ’s feet in the image?




A doorway




In 1652, a doorway was cut through the (then unrecognisable) painting, and later bricked up; this can still be seen as the irregular arch shaped structure near the center base of the painting. It is believed, through early copies, that Jesus’ feet were in a position symbolizing the forthcoming crucifixion.





The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. It is one of the world’s most famous paintings.[1]

 

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