Pair of Biblical Portraits: Moses and Aaron.

AUCTION 55 | Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 351

Pair of Biblical Portraits: Moses and Aaron.

Oil on canvas (remounted). Framed Each: 20 x 16.5 inches.

19th century.:

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Folk-art portraits feature the biblical characters of Moses and Aaron with their respective iconography: Moses holding the Decalogue and bearing the rays of light above his head and Aaron in the priestly vestments beside the Menorah. Both portraits are set below a large Star-of-David with floral surround and coronet atop, suspended and flanked by angelic cherubim. Provenance: The Estate of Daniel M. Friedenberg. Sotheby’s Tel Aviv Judaica, 30 October 2002, Lot 223. Jay Weinstein, A Collector’s Guide to Judaica, London, 1985 p. 185, no. 247 (one illustrated).