A continuous fire shall burn upon the altar; it shall not go out. (Leviticus 6:6)

In this expressionist rendition of the golden-tinged fire offering, the flames ascend, warming the night sky. The primal reds suggest the blood that flowed and was sprinkled around the altar, while the animal sacrificed was completely burnt and its life force turned back to its source. The figures suggested on the bottom of the painting evoke the presence of the priests, keeping the fire of the sacrifices burning throughout the night and day. This constant flame was one of the symbols of the continual Divine Presence in the Mishkan.