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Ravenna, Basilica di San Vitale, Lunetta con i sacrifici di Abele e Melchisedec

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 divi…