Auction 031 Part 1 Online Auction – Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture
Jul 27, 2021
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

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The Binding of Isaac – Two Illustrated Tiles – The Netherlands, 18th or 19th Century

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The Binding of Isaac – Two Illustrated Tiles – The Netherlands, 18th or 19th Century
Two illustrated tiles illustrated with scenes from the Binding of Isaac. [The Netherlands, 18th or 19th century].
One tile depicts Abraham and Isaac carrying the logs (a caption on bottom reads: "Genes. 22 v. 5"); the second tile depicts Abraham, Isaac kneeling before the altar, the ram and the angel.
The tiles are white; painted in manganese-purple.
Tiles decorated with biblical scenes became popular in the Netherlands from the late 17th century. Such tiles provided the typical decoration of the huge tiled fireplaces, known as smuigers, found in certain parts of Noord Holland, north of Amsterdam.
Approx. 13X13 cm. Fair condition. Blemishes. Chipping. Fracture across one of the tiles (repaired). Paint stains. Framed; unexamined outside of frame.
Provenance: The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber.

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