Two salt-cellars, one with Cain and Abel, and one with the Sacrifice of Isaac, Adam van Vianen (I) (possibly), 1621

Two salt-cellars, one with Cain and Abel, and one with the Sacrifice of Isaac, Adam van Vianen (I) (possibly), 1621

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.

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