Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Wood Relief – The Binding of Isaac – Italy, 16th Century

Opening: $500
The Binding of Isaac, wood relief. [Italy, 16th century].
The relief depicts the burly Abraham raising a sword to slaughter Isaac. The angel above them stops the sword with its hand and points at the ram caught in the thicket to replace Isaac as the sacrifice. Isaac is seen crouching on the altar (not bound to it). On the left, the servants are seen sitting with the donkey.
53X63 cm. Good condition. Chipping and some losses to wood.
Jewish Ceremonial Art and Various Objects
Jewish Ceremonial Art and Various Objects