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Adoration of the Mystic Lamb  1432

by Jan van Eyck

Oil on wood
This animal painting demonstrates early Netherlandish art, which aims to reflect the Eucharist and the sacrifice made by Jesus. The painting is represented on oak panels. The bleeding lamb is symbolic for Jesus' crucifixion. The blood of the lamb flowing into a chalice signifies innocence being absorbed through the wine drank at services in churches.
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