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

The Ghent Altarpiece: God Almighty

1426-27
Oil on wood, 212,22 x 83,1 cm
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

In the middle of the upper tier is God Almighty, the Word, essence and origin of the universe. He is dressed in red and is crowned with a magnificent tiara.