"A silversmith, undoubtedly a specialist in ornamental silver, skillfully made this silbereinband, or solid silver binding, in the late seventeenth century. The artist, possibly from Bavaria, executed the design in relief. Christ, holding a cross, is represented on the spine, with a snake and a skull at his feet, symbolizing his triumph over Satan and death. Christ’s blood, gathered in a cup, refers to the Sacrament of Communion. On the front of the binding is a beautiful interpretation of the Last Supper, similar to the style of Italian sculptures of the sixteenth century. The heads of small winged guardian angels peek from the corners. The two silver clasps are adorned with floral motifs. The book enclosed in this silver binding is a late-sixteenth-century edition of an explanation of the ecclesiastical liturgy."