Bertram of Minden ca. 1340 – 1414/15

Cain and Abel bring offerings

mixed techniques on panel (84 × 56 cm) — 1383 Museum Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Bertram of Minden biography

This work is linked to Genesis 4:3

God accepts the sheep Abel brings, but completely ignores Cain's offering. Cain couldn't quite cope with that rejection.

Abel was a shepherd, his brother Cain worked the land.

The panel is from the Grabow Altarpiece, Master Bertram's main work.

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