'The Sacrifice of Isaac', ivory relief

'The Sacrifice of Isaac', ivory relief

'The Sacrifice of Isaac'
Ivory relief
Balthasar Griessmann (Master B.G.) (about 1620-1706)
Germany
Dated 1679
Ivory
Museum no. A.50-1949
Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh FSA

Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice his only son Isaac as a test of his faith. Just as he was about to strike his son, God released him and provided a ram for the sacrifice.