St. Vitale - Abraham and the Three Angels; the Sacrifice of Isaac.
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Title:St. Vitale - Abraham and the Three Angels; the Sacrifice of Isaac
Notes:Mosaic on the left (north) lunette of the chancel, depicting Abraham and the three angels on the left and the sacrifice of Isaac on the right
Building:San Vitale, Ravenna

Scripture:Genesis 18:1-15
Genesis 22:1-24
Person as Subject:Angels (Biblical figures)
Sarah (Biblical figure)
Abraham (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:CVigl
General Subject:Angels
Sacrifice of Isaac
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71C122

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Attribution:St. Vitale - Abraham and the Three Angels; the Sacrifice of Isaac, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved January 24, 2021]. Original source: Images donated by Patout Burns, Vanderbilt University.
Record Number:32150 Last Updated: 2021-01-14 09:43:43 Record Created: 2003-09-11 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition