Auction 65
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 18

The Binding of Isaac – Color Lithograph by Moshe Ben Yitzchak Mizrachi

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1,722$
Opening
300$
Lot Number 18

The Binding of Isaac – Color Lithograph by Moshe Ben Yitzchak Mizrachi

"Abraham binding his son Isaac", color lithograph by Moshe ben Yitzchak Mizrachi [Tehrani]. Jerusalem, [1902].
A large lithograph, designed as a domed structure divided into two horizontal sections, with a different scene in each one, accompanied by inscriptions from the Bible and the Midrash. Seen in the lower section are Abraham with "a knife in his hand and saying to the two lads - Stay here with the donkey", Isaac with "the wood on his shoulder and the fire in his hand", the two lads and the donkey.
Seen in the upper section is Isaac bound on the altar and Abraham raising the knife to slaughter him. Above them, an angel grasps the knife in one hand and points at the ram that is caught in a rose bush. Around the dome appears the verse "…Do not stretch forth your hand to the lad, nor do the slightest thing to him…". In a frame surrounding these images appear the title "And the binding of Isaac remember today for the descendants of our forefather Jacob" and the year. Name of the artist is signed in the plate, within a medallion, at the bottom left corner: "Moshe son of Yitzchak Tahrani, resident of Jerusalem".
47.5X60.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Tears and open tears with damage to the print, most reinforced with large pieces of paper pasted to verso. Many creases. Stains. Pieces of tape on verso. Some pieces of paper pasted to margins on recto. Framed.

Sold For
1,722$
Opening
300$

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