Pre-literate middle eastern cultures used a strange tradition to seal intertribal agreements: the kings would grab each other's scrotums to seal a treaty. The symbolism is obvious. I envision just such an encounter between Jacob and the Angel.

Not My Seed,
Yes Your Everything

-from the Jacob Wrestling series

bronze

ht: 11"/28 cm

Timeless art for troubled times


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