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) and Moses loosening his sandals before the Burning Bush (upper left)
Building:San Vitale, Ravenna

Scripture:Genesis 4:1-16
Exodus 3:1-15
Hebrews 5:5-10
Person as Subject:Abel (Biblical figure)
Isaiah (Biblical figure)
Melchizedek (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:BLent05
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 June 24, 2024]. Original source: Prof. Patout J. Burns.
Record Number:32209 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 15:44:13 Record Created: 2003-09-15 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition