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This panel is devoted to the pilgrims who were an important feature of medieval religiosity. They are led by St Christopher the patron saint of pilgrims and travellers and according to his legend a giant. At his side stands a pilgrim wearing badges from the three great pilgrimages Compostela Rome and Jerusalem. He might be Jodocus patron saint of the donor. the background is that of a beautiful Mediterranean landscape which is one of the altarpiece's greatest glories.

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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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