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:San Vitale, Ravenna

Scripture:Genesis 4:1-16
Exodus 3:1-15
Hebrews 5:5-10
Person as Subject:Abel (Biblical figure)
Melchizedek (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AProp17
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71A814

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Copyright Source:Prof. Patout J. Burns
Copyright Permission:Permission for non-commercial use with the attribution
Attribution:St. Vitale - Abel and Melchizedek Sacrificing, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 25, 2023]. Original source: Prof. Patout J. Burns.
Record Number:32156 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 15:43:50 Record Created: 2003-09-11 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition