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

The Ghent Altarpiece: Adoration of the Lamb (detail)

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

To left and right, in the foreground, are two processions facing one another. That to the right is made up of figures from the New Testament. Some of them are kneeling, barefoot. Behind them is assembled the hierarchy of the Church - popes, deacons and bishops, wearing sumptuous jewelry and clothes in the bright red of martyrdom.




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