Cain and Abel

Jan Van Eyck   -  
Ghent Altarpiece (The adoration of the Lamb): The Offerings of Cain and Abel

As the smooth cheeked and awed Abel raises his offering of a lamb toward the divine light, the bearded, surly Cain barely lifts his sheaf of grain.


Source: Genesis 4, Bereshit  |  Portion: Bereshit
Oil on panel
Cathedral of St. Bavo, Ghent
Date : 1432
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