Abraham at Mamre-Santa Maria Maggiore.
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Title:Abraham at Mamre-Santa Maria Maggiore

Seen as a prefigurement of the Eucharist as well as the Trinity, the visitation at Mamre exhibits Abraham serving the three angels. The remaining activity of Genesis 18 is pictured in the top portion of the mosaic, when Abraham has a long conversation with God regarding the future of Sodom.

Building:Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Scripture:Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)
Genesis 18:20-32
Person as Subject:Angels (Biblical figures)
God (Biblical figure)
Abraham (Biblical figure)
Sarah (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AProp06
General Subject:Table fellowship

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Copyright Source:Prof. Lee M. Jefferson, lee.jefferson@centre.edu
Copyright Permission:Donor must be contacted for permission.
Attribution:Abraham at Mamre-Santa Maria Maggiore, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54013 [retrieved April 21, 2024]. Original source: Prof. Lee M. Jefferson, lee.jefferson@centre.edu.
Record Number:54013 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 15:24:21 Record Created: 2008-07-08 09:47:01
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition