Communion set, Dirk Wor (attributed to), 1736
Central to the Protestant celebration of the Holy Communion is the remembrance of the Last Supper, when Christ and his disciples gathered for the last time. Christ asked that his suffering and death be commemorated with a communal meal. This is why wine is poured into cups and bread is placed on plates during religious services. This communion set from Dordrecht ranks among the most richly decorated altar plate.