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

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

silver, 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 2.1-07 Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Mannerism Cain and Abel

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