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Jan van Eyck
The Ghent Altarpiece



The central body of this enormous altar has two hinged wings that close to reveal a scene of the Annunciation. In all, there are twenty panels of varying shapes and sizes which van Eyck treats as niches to hold his sculptural figures.
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Wings Open
St John the Evangelist
The Donor's Wife
Wings Closed
Adam
The Offering of Abel and Cain
Virgin Mary
God Almighty
St John the Baptist
The Killing of Abel
Eve
Singing Angels
Angels Playing Music
The Just Judges
The Soldiers of Christ
Adoration of the Lamb
The Holy Hermits
The Holy Pilgrims
Angel of the Annunciation
Prophet Zacharias
Erythraean Sibyl
Arched Window with a View
Cumaean Sibyl
Niche with Wash Basin
Mary of the Annunciation
Prophet Micheas
The Donor
St John the Baptist
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