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

The Ghent Altarpiece: The Killing of Abel

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

The scene at top of the niche containing the figure of Eve depicts in grisaille the Killing of Abel. The scene is an allusion to the death of Christ.