Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Adoration of the Lamb from the Ghent Altarpiece

Hubert and Jan van Eyck. The Adoration of the Lamb, from the Ghent Altarpiece panel, Belgium Saint Bavo Cathedral c 1429-1432

The Adoration of the Lamb is based was passing from the Book of Revelations in the Christian Bible. The painting shows the Lamb of God in a meadow, with the community of saints Reviews arriving from the 4 corners of the earth. In early Christian belief, the Lamb of God Was Sacrificed to redeem humanity from the Original Sin of Adam & amp; Eve. The holy Confessors, bishops & amp; cardinals, as well as the virgins carry palms to symbolize the triumph of Christ over death's martyrdom.

Male martyrs, bishops, and cardinals (see Their red, flat hats) carrying palms.

Female martyrs & amp; holy virgins carrying palms.

Saints and apostles

Non-believers, Including Rome's Virgil