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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

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)
gold (metal)
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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