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:Image donated by Patout Burns
Copyright Permission:Donor must be contacted for permission.
Attribution:St. Vitale - Abel and Melchizedek Sacrificing, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 28, 2022]. Original source: Image donated by Patout Burns.
Record Number:32156 Last Updated: 2021-08-27 07:21:59 Record Created: 2003-09-11 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition