Jesus Invited the Disciples on Thursday Night


Artist
Memher Legesse Mengistu (Ethiopian, 1932 – 2009)
Date
1993
Medium
Ink and pigment on parchment
Dimensions
Mat : 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm)
Sheet : 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (20.96 x 19.05 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Neal and Elizabeth Sobania
Object Number
2015.39.18

Label
Easter is the most important holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox religious calendar. The celebration of Easter begins with Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem, called Hosanna in Ethiopia, and continues in earnest with the Feast of the Last Supper, which commemorates the final meal shared by Christ and his disciples on the night before his arrest and execution.

Object Type
Painting
Academic Themes
New Testament Stories