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The Ghent Altarpiece

By
Jan Van Eyck
Photographer
Hugo Maertens

About this artwork

Van Eyck painted a group of heavenly singers on the left hand side of the three central figures. Although they do not have wings they are invariably identified as angels. Eight of them dressed in brocade copes stand around a lectern singing the polyphonic music that flourished at the Burgundian court in Van Eyck's period.

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The Ghent Altarpiece
Photo number
0010004003
Inventory number
426
The Ghent Altarpiece
Photo number
0010004003
Inventory number
426
The Ghent Altarpiece
Photo number
0010004003
Inventory number
426

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