Bas-relief representing the sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, 16th century Isaac is represented kneeling, his hands tied, near the wood of the pyre, while Abraham turns around, under the calls of the angel who appears to his left. On the other side, a ram struggles with its horns caught in a bush. The two characters are represented in antique armor, Abraham's helmet lying at his feet.
This is the scene of Genesis (22, 1-19): "When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. "
Some lacks including the arms of Abraham, head of Isaac recreated.
Eastern France, first half of the 16th century
Height: 28.5 cm - width: 23 cm - depth: 9 cm Weight: 6 Kg
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