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Ghent Altarpiece (The adoration of the Lamb): The murder of Abel

Artist name: Van Eyck Jan

Grinning, bearded Cain kneels on Abel and chokes him while raising a jawbone to strike him. Clean shaven Abel, lying helplessly on the ground, leans his head back in pain and cries out loudly in vain.

Source: Genesis 4

Technique: Oil on canvas

Location: Cathedral of St. Bavo, Ghent

Date: 1432