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San Paolo Bible (fol. 32v): Frontispiece to Leviticus

Artist name: Unknown artist

In the upper register, the Levites erect the Tabernacle. In the middle register, on the left, Moses consecrates Aaron and his sons; on the right, Aaron stands with his sons as Moses reaches up toward the gabled Ark of the Covenant, above which hangs a chandelier and below which stands a menorah. In the lower register, the red heifer is sacrificed under the supervision of Moses and Aaron.

Source: Exodus 40; Leviticus 8

Technique: Color illustration

Location: San Paolo fuori le mura, Rome

Date: 870