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

The Ghent Altarpiece: Adoration of the Lamb (detail)

1425-29
Oil on wood, height of detail: 26 CM
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

Behind the figures from the New Testament 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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