St. Vitale - Abel and Melchizedek Sacrificing.
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Title:St. Vitale - Abel and Melchizedek Sacrificing
Notes:Mosaic on the right (south) lunette of the chancel, depicting Abel and Melchizedek bringing their offerings to the altar. On the adjoining spandrals are Isaiah (upper right), Moses loosening his sandals before the Burning Bush (upper left), and Moses tending Jethro's flock
Building:Basilica di S. Vitale (Ravenna, Italy)

Scripture:Genesis 4:4
Exodus 3:1-5
Hebrews 5:5-10
Person as Subject:Abel (Biblical figure)
Melchizedek (Biblical figure)
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71A814

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Attribution:St. Vitale - Abel and Melchizedek Sacrificing, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved December 1, 2020]. Original source: Images donated by Patout Burns, Vanderbilt University.
Record Number:32156 Last Updated: 2011-01-12 13:50:13 Record Created: 2003-09-11 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition