Two salt-cellars, one with Cain and Abel, and one with the Sacrifice of Isaac, Adam van Vianen (I) (possibly), 1620

Two salt-cellars, one with Cain and Abel, and one with the Sacrifice of Isaac, Adam van Vianen (I) (possibly), 1620

silver (metal), h 26.5cm × d 13.5cm. More details

These two silver sculptures are actually salt-cellars. Each depicts an Old Testament scene with a figure threatening another. One presents Cain killing his brother out of envy, and the other Abraham obeying God’s command to sacrifice his son Isaac.

On display in room 2.1 Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Mannerism Cain and Abel

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