Plate 26. One Goat

This illumination continues the animated style employed in Adir Hu and Ehad Mi Yodea. Negative (white) space conveys a sense of God’s intangible Presence. The center of the colorfully graphic rendition contains the song’s chorus: “One goat which father bought for two zuzim, one goat.” Each protagonist or antagonist is depicted, from the top right hand corner clockwise: the goat purchased for two zuzim, the cat eating the kid, the dog biting the cat, the stick hitting the dog, the fire burning the stick, the water extinguishing the fire, the ox drinking the water, the slaughterer slaughtering the ox, the angel of death striking the slaughterer, and finally the Holy Blessed One overpowering the Angel of Death.

Dimensions: 29.9 X 41.2 cm | 11.7 X 16.2 in
Price: $750