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This dynamic, striding figure is the sole survivor from a mosaic of the Communion of the Apostles in the apse of a church in northern Greece that burned in 1913. His beard and unkempt hair identify him as the apostle Andrew. Early photographs show that the full composition depicted two images of Christ behind the altar, distributing the bread and wine of the Eucharist to processions of apostles approaching from either side of the apse. The subject is the liturgical equivalent of the Last Supper.

Mosaic of the apostle Andrew, late 11th – early 12th century, glass, gold, and stone tesserae, Provenance: Serres, Metropolitan Church, of the Saints Theodore, Archaeological Museum of Serres

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