This fantastic mother of pearl icon was made in Jerusalem at the end of the 19th Century, and is beautifully carved with mother of pearl and set with abalone. The central scene shows the Last Supper of Christ, with Jesus shown at the centre of a long table, at which his Twelve Disciples eat and converse. Each figure is individually carved from a single piece of mother-of-pearl and arranged in a scene which displays exceptional attention to detail.
The central scene is situated inside a shaped rectangular frame, which is extremely impressively carved with scrolling motifs and set with panels of abalone. The icon is surmounted by a figure of Jesus inside an abalone panel, and mounted onto a wooden frame with a hinged stand to the rear.