- The son of Adam and Eve, Cain, hides behind a large rock in the shadow of a tree while watching in an agitated way his dying brother Abel. He lies lifeless on the ground, as if gasping for his last breath with the deadly wound on his forehead and his eyes upturned. According to the Bible, Cain and Abel had offered sacrifices to God: a sheaf of wheat from Cain and a lamb from Abel. God was pleased with Abel's sacrifice and dissatisfied with Cain's. Jealousy over God's preference for Abel led Cain to kill him, committing the Bible's first murder.
- Inscription: Signed and dated "L. Pisani 1885 Malta"
- Repository/Location: National Museum of Fine Arts (Valletta, Malta)
- : 138 x 197 cm
- 1885 [Create]
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