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The Last Supper

This 10m-wide rendering of The Last Supper covers the entire width of the hall. The choice of theme for the murals is certainly in keeping with the original function of the space as a dining hall for the monks of the Abbey. The east wall of the hall depicts two compositions: The Last Supper above the door and The Blessing of Mary above, while the opposite side has images of St Christopher, patron saint of travellers and mariners, and Saint John-the-Baptist, patron saint of Ghent.


The STAM city museum is situated on the site of Bijloke abbey, a place with a long and rich history closely connected to the story of Ghent. The most impressive space in the abbey must be the refectory, a large gothic room with original murals from the 14th century. As was common during the Middle Ages, the walls of the hall were finished with chalk, plaster and paint, with seven pointed arches supporting the barrel-vault ceiling which spans the space of 31 by 10 m.

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