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
Date:521-547
Building:San Vitale, Ravenna
Material:Other
City/Town:Ravenna
Country:Italy

Scripture:Genesis 4:4
Exodus 3:1-5
Hebrews 5:5-10
Person as Subject:Abel (Biblical figure)
Melchizedek (Biblical figure)
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71A814
11I62(Melchizedek)
11I62(Isaiah)
71E1141
71E11421

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Attribution:St. Vitale - Abel and Melchizedek Sacrificing, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=32156 [retrieved June 15, 2021]. Original source: Image donated by Patout Burns.
Record Number:32156 Last Updated: 2021-02-17 14:01:00 Record Created: 2003-09-11 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition