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San Vitale Basilica: Abel and Melchizedek

Abel and Melchizedek

Abel and Melchizedek make their offerings to God (represented by the descending hand) over a Christian altar laid with the bread and wine of the Eucharist, c.547 AD. The Eucharist was offered on the high altar in the presbytery just below this mosaic. San Vitale Basilica, Ravenna, Italy.