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Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Melchizedek's Offering

Melchizedek brings bread and wine and blesses Abraham, who is shown mounted on a horse with his soldiers (Genesis 14). Detail of mosaic in the nave, set up by Pope Sixtus III (432-40). Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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