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The Ghent Altarpiece: The Adoration of The Mystic Lamb

By
Jan Van Eyck
Photographer
Dominique Provost
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

About this artwork

The viewer's full attention is drawn to the large centre panel in which a divine liturgy is performed around the Lamb of God Jesus Christ in a green landscape with a high horizon. an altar stands in the middle on a small green mound possibly representing Mount Zion. the Lamb stands erect on the altar - alive but bleeding from a wound. It's blood spurts out into a chalice. The allusion is clear - Christ's death and ressurection - his sacrifice for humanity - are commemorated on the altar during every Mass. the scene as a whole referst to the Last supper when Jesus described the wine as his blood which he was to shed for all humanity to earn the forgiveness of its sins.

About the artist

The Ghent Altarpiece: The Adoration of The Mystic Lamb
Photo number
1010012000
Inventory number
426
The Ghent Altarpiece: The Adoration of The Mystic Lamb
Photo number
1010012000
Inventory number
426
The Ghent Altarpiece: The Adoration of The Mystic Lamb
Photo number
1010012000
Inventory number
426