Rivkah M. Walton, Sculptor
Rachel at the Well
2009
Patinated plaster - framed
7 x 7 x 1.25
Signed with artist's seal on left edge

Plaster, resin, and bronze editions available
Framed plaster - $400 + shipping/handling
Self-hanging resin/bronze - prices on request
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This midrashic (interpretive) portrait of the biblical figure of Rachel depicts the pivotal moment in her life when she meets her cousin Jacob, whom she will eventually marry (Genesis 29:4-30). She stands by the proverbial watering hole, where so many biblical matches were made, and holds in her arms a lamb, emblematic of her role as a shepherd. Rachel stands under an apple tree, native to the region, from which hang two ripe apples, signifying the two sons she will have – Joseph and Benjamin. The broken branch foreshadows her untimely death in childbirth, but in this moment, she is simply a beautiful young girl meeting her basherte (intended).
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