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Relief with Abraham Preparing to Sacrifice His Son Isaac
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Relief with Abraham Preparing to Sacrifice His Son Isaac


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The challenge of representing a landscape without the use of color or even shading has been met by carving a series of overlapping hills and valleys that seem to swallow up buildings and even the figures of Abraham and his son Isaac.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/25/1963Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Tiffany & Co., New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1550-1600 (Renaissance)
Medium
boxwood with ebony frame
(Wood)
Accession Number
61.55
Measurements
3 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (8.2 x 12 cm)
Geographies
  • Germany (?) (Place of Origin)
  • Belgium (?) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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