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Agar et Ismaël

Hagar and Ishmael

Hagar is the Egyptian handmaid of Sarah who gave her to Abraham to bear a child: Abraham's firstborn, Ishmael
(Wikipedia)
François Sicard
1897

Lyon /  Agar et Ismaël   Lyon /  Agar et Ismaël

Description

Marble sculpture showing the scene where Hagar, having no more water or food, places her son Ishmael under a bush and moves away from him so as not to witness his death (Genesis 21:15-16).

Inscription(s)

AGAR

Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre

The garden of the Palais Saint-Pierre is a municipal garden located within the the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. It is a rectangular garden delimited by the arcades of the old cloister of the Benedictine abbey. It is located right in the city center on the peninsula. Like the Museum, the garden is open every day, except Tuesdays and holidays.

In the garden a number of sculptures of the museum is placed:

Bronze sculptures

Marble sculptures

At the walls:

Sculptor

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Location (N 45°46'0" - E 4°49'59")

Item Code: frra116; Photograph: 12 August 2018
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