NEW! Download hundreds of famous artworks in high quality for free! Download Artworks
9.6 (5)

The Sacrifice of the Old Covenant

painting by Peter Paul Rubens (Museum: Museum of Fine Arts)

This oil sketch is the design for one tapestry in a cycle known as The Triumph of the Eucharist. The Old Testament sacrifice of a lamb was presented as a foreshadowing of the sacrifice of Christ, commemorated in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion. Rubens depicted the scene as if on a tapestry suspended from the surrounding architecture; the illusion in the final woven version would be of one tapestry within another. [source]

Wikimedia Commons
Height: 87.6 cm (34.5 in). Width: 70.5 cm (27.8 in)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
For more:…
Does this artwork infringe your rights? Report it

Keep the art coming

Hand-picked art wallpapers, famous quotes and more from USEUM’s best in your mailbox every couple of weeks. Subscribe today for your bi-weekly dose of inspiration.

You may also like...