About the creation

Sacrifice of Isaac

Artist name: Wilson Henry

Isaac sits in a fetal position on an altar, eyes closed. Abraham, depicted as a Hellenistic statue, stands to the left with a knife in his right hand, and places his left hand softly on Isaac’s head. To the right, a feminine looking angel gently touches Abraham’s cheek.

Source: Genesis 22

Technique: Cast bronze relief

Location: Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York

Date: 1927