The Sacrifice of Isaac.
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Title:The Sacrifice of Isaac
Notes:"The Palatine Chapel represents twelfth-century art patronage of the highest order; it is an extraordinary ensemble of materials, techniques, and styles. The pavement and wall revetments make extensive use of porphyry, serpentine breccia, and other colored stones in a variety of intricate ornamental patterns. The iconic and narrative mosaics that cover the upper walls of the entire chapel and the vaults of the eastern end are executed on a scintillating gold ground.In addition, the chapel is outfitted with a set of bronze doors to the west, and many elements of carved marble. These decorations, embellishments, and furnishings, which were executed by artists and artisans with different cultural roots and affiliations -- Byzantine, Islamic, and western -- stand as testimony to the power of Norman patronage and the richness of the visual culture of Sicily in the twelfth century." [Medieval Italy: an Encyclopedia. Christopher Kleinhenz, 2003. p. 836.]
Date:mid 12th century
Building:Cappella Palatina di Palermo

Scripture:Genesis 22:1-24
Lectionary links:AVigl
General Subject:Sacrifice of Isaac
ICONCLASS Number:71C131

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Attribution:The Sacrifice of Isaac, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved December 14, 2019].
Record Number:46192 Last Updated: 2014-04-26 16:33:42 Record Created: 2006-06-26 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Les Mosaiques de la Chapelle Palatine de Palerme. Belli, Annibale and Pietro Toesca. Milano, Edizioni d'arte Sidera, 1955.