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Jan van Eyck: The Ghent altarpiece (opened)

Jan van Eyck 1390 – 1441

The Ghent altarpiece (opened)

oil on panel (350 × 461 cm) — 1432 Museum Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent

Jan van Eyck biography

This work is linked to John 1:29

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The Ghent Altarpiece with open panels.

Top row, from left to right: Adam; a group of singing angels; the Virgin Mary; God or Christ on his throne; John the Baptist; angels making music; Eve.

Bottom row, from left to right: the Just Judges (a replica of the panel stolen in 1934); Soldiers of Christ; the Adoration of the Lamb; hermits; pilgrims led by Saint Christopher.

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Title: Jan van Eyck: The Ghent altarpiece (opened)
Author / citation: here
First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 11 November 2011