Description: Arched rectangular panel with a Salomonic column on each side enclosing a scene of Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac but being restrained by an angel; below, bottom panel of indeterminate decoration (due to corrosion); above each column a burning torch, with symmetrical floriate scrolls over the arch.
Notes: Given the biblical subject, this is probably of German manufacture although the Salomonic columns are more often encountered on English pastiches of the 'Dutch' style.
- Decoration tags:
- 'Dutch' (shape)
- fillet (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in the late 17th to early 18th century possibly in the Siegerland area of Germany.
Current location: Ashmolean Museum Broadway, 65 High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, England.
(part of the Ashmolean Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Old Testament & Apocrypha firebacks
- 'Dutch' Miscellaneous Firebacks