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Abraham Sacrificing his Son Isaac - Icon in the Monastery of St. Catherine


The Icons of St. Catherine's Monastery
In Egypt's Sinai

John Watson


Abraham Sacrificing his Son Isaac
Abraham Sacrificing his Son Isaac - Icon in the Monastery of St. Catherine


This icon depicts Abraham sacrificing his son Isaac. It uses the encaustic technique on the marble revetment of the left pilaster supporting the apse of the sanctuary of the Monastery of St. Catherine's main church (Katholikon). Its date is unsure, though probably before the 7th century.

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