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The viewer's full attention is drawn to the large centre panel in which a divine liturgy is performed around the Lamb of God Jesus Christ in a green landscape with a high horizon. an altar stands in the middle on a small green mound possibly representing Mount Zion. the Lamb stands erect on the altar alive but bleeding from a wound. It's blood spurts out into a chalice. The allusion is clear Christ's death and ressurection his sacrifice for humanity are commemorated on the altar during every Mass. the scene as a whole referst to the Last supper when Jesus described the wine as his blood which he was to shed for all humanity to earn the forgiveness of its sins.

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Naast het belangrijkste meesterwerk van de Vlaamse Schilderkunst, de "Aanbidding van het Lam Gods" door de gebroeders Jan en Hubrecht Van Eyck, zijn er nog tal van kunstschatten een bezoek waard. More about Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent

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