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The Ghent Altarpiece Closed.
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The Ghent Altarpiece Closed.

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0010015002
Subtitle: 
The Prophet Zacharias.
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oil on panel
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The prophet Zacharias in the lunette on the left was viewed, like Micah an the right, as one of the seers who most clearly foretold the advent of the Messiah in Bethlehem. Van Eyck chose the two to stand for the biblical prophets of Christ's birth.

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