The Sacrifice of Isaac

Marc Chagall   -  
Sacrifice of Isaac

Isaac lies naked on an altar, while Abraham, knife in hand, looks up toward the angel who reaches out to stop him. In the background, Sarah stands behind a tree to which a ram is bound, while another angel hovers over them.  Scenes of later Jewish tragedy, including Jesus carrying the cross, are in the upper right corner.


Portion: Vayera
Oil on canvas   |  23.0 x 23.5
Musee National Marc Chagall, Nice
Date : 1960 - 1965
Additional creations Marc Chagall
                                                                   
Creation
Garden of Eden
Cain and Abel
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham`s trials
The Patriarchal Family
The Sacrifice of Isaac
Birthright and Blessing
Jacob`s dream
Jacob`s struggles
Judah and Tamar
Joseph
The Life of Moses
The Life of Miriam
The Burning Bush
Parting of the Red Sea
Matan Torah
The Golden Calf
The Desert Wanderings
Women in the Book of Judges I
Women in the Book of Judges II
David
Elijah
Ezekiel
Jonah
The Story of Job
Song of Songs
Ruth
Esther
Alphabet
Cherubim
The Temple and the Ark