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#2892: Presbytery Mosaic: Abel and the Lamb

Photo 2892: Presbytery Mosaic: Abel and the Lamb - Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2892
Credit
Title
Presbytery Mosaic: Abel and the Lamb
Caption
The right wall of the presbytery has a 7th-century mosaic of three Old Testament figures who made sacrifices to God: Abel with his perfect lamb, Melchizedek at a table with his bread, and Abraham with his son Isaac. The theme of sacrifice is related to the Eucharist, which was performed at the high altar beneath the mosaic.
Geotag
44.380297° N, 12.233030° E
Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600