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Crucifixion and Abraham sacrificing Isaac medal
  • Hans R. Reinhart
    circa 1500–1581
    active: Germany
  • Crucifixion and Abraham sacrificing Isaac medal, 1500s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • silver
  • Object Height: 5.5 cm
    Object Height: 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0044

Recto: Medal has open scroll work attached and ring at TC. Man (Jesus) is pictured at TC of medal with two others beside him at UR and UL. At BLQ and BRQ there are soldiers, some on horseback, conducting the crucifiction.

Verso: Pictured in center is a man (Abraham) holding a sword in his right hand about to sacrifice his son (Isaac). An angel at TC holds on to the sword as to prevent the execution. The son is kneeling with hands together looking up towards the sky. At BL there is an animal.