St. Vitale - Abraham and the Three Angels (Detail).
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Title:St. Vitale - Abraham and the Three Angels (Detail)
Notes:Mosaic on the left (north) lunette of the chancel depicting the three angels at Abraham's tent, prefiguring the Trinity
Building:Basilica di S. Vitale (Ravenna, Italy)

Scripture:Genesis 18:1-15
Person as Subject:Angels (Biblical figures)
Lectionary links:AProp06
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 (Detail), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 22, 2016]. Original source: Images donated by Patout Burns, Vanderbilt University.
Record Number:32152 Last Updated: 2011-01-12 13:49:08 Record Created: 2003-09-11 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition