Fifteenth-century Tapestry of Abraham paying Tithes to Melchizedek (c. 1490)


Depicting the moment the moment described in Genesis 14:20 when Abraham, Father of three faiths (i.e. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), paid tithes to the leader of Jerusalem, Mlchizedek. This tapestry was woven in Brussels, and would have been made and given as a highly-prized wedding gift for a noble household.

149 x 122 in

Wood and silk