Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Adoration of the Lamb from the Ghent Altarpiece

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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


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