EYCK, Jan van
(b. before 1395, Maaseik, d. before 1441, Bruges)

The Ghent Altarpiece: The Offering of Abel and Cain

1425-29
Oil on wood, width 37 cm
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

The scene at top of the niche containing the figure of Adam depicts in grisaille the Offering of Abel and Cain. The scene prefigures both the sacrifice of Christ and the Eucharist.