|Authors:||San Vitale Ravenna master mosaicists||Contributors:||Theodore Lymniotis, Anna Radini||Title:||Ravenna, Basilica di San Vitale, Lunetta con i sacrifici di Abele e Melchisedec||Start date:||540||End date:||547||Historical Period:||Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period||Description:||
Basilica of San Vitale, presbytery, south wall, lunette, mosaic decoration: representation of Abel and Melchizedek Sacrificing, episode of Genesis. On the right side of an altar, Melchizedek, dressed with sacerdotal clothes, offers bread and wine, beside a temple. On the left side, beside a shed, Abel dressed with shepherd clothes, offers a lamb. On the top, in the middle of a cloudy sky, the divine hand Dextera Dei is depicted receiving the offerings.
|Place:||Basilica of San Vitale, Italy||Languages:||Latin||Medium:||pâte de verre (glass)
stone (worked rock)
|Project:||BYZART Project||Fond:||Museum of Ravenna Cidm Archive||Physical type:||wall coverings||Material and technique:||mosaic (process)||Data provider:||Museum of Ravenna||License:||All rights reserved||Rights holder:||Ravenna Diocese|
|Appears in Collections:||BYZART|
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