Rebecca at the Well.
Click to enter image viewer

Use the Save buttons below to save any of the available image sizes to your computer.
Download Thumbnail image:
Download Medium image:
Download Large image:
Title:Rebecca at the Well
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

Person as Subject:Rebecca (Biblical matriarch)
Lectionary links:AProp09
General Subject:Water
ICONCLASS Number:71C213

(Use this link to refer back to this image.)

Copyright Permission:This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License. In short: you are free to use and to share the file for non-commercial purposes under the conditions that you appropriately attribute it, and that you distribute it only under a license compatible with this one. For uses other than the above, contact the Divinity Library at
Attribution:Rebecca at the Well, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 22, 2016].
Record Number:46194 Last Updated: 2011-04-10 16:14:58 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.