Inscription: On the top band: CARO MEA VERE. EST.CIBVS.ET.SANGVIS.MEVS.VERE ETS.POTVS [trans.: "My flesh in truth is a drink" or "This is my body, this is my blood"
On the lower band: HIC EST PANIS QVI DE CELO DESCENDIT.SI QVIS MANDVCA VE RET.EX HOC PANE.VIVET INETERNVM [trans.: "This is the bread which came down from heaven. If anybody shall have partaken of this bread he will live in eternity" or "Whoever shall have partaken of it shall live in eternity."]
Beneath the base: SVORA / GOSTANZA / DE / NARDI / LANO / MDLXIII [trans.: Sister Gostanza de Nardi, anno 1653]
Giuseppe Signorini ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (until 1917; to MMA)
Artist: Attributed to workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso (Italian, Florence ca. 1416–1465 Florence)Date: after ca. 1461Medium: Poplar wood, linen, polychromed and gilded gesso with panel painted in tempera and goldAccession: 14.39On view in:Gallery 604