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Sant'Apollinare in Classe: Presbytery Mosaic: Sacrifices

Presbytery Mosaic: Sacrifices

Mosaic on the right wall of the presbytery, depicting three Old Testament figures who made sacrifices to God: Abel with his perfect lamb, Melchizedek at a table with his bread, and Abraham with his son Isaac. The theme of sacrifice is related to the Eucharist, which was performed at the high altar beneath the mosaic. Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, Italy.