Jacob wrestling with the Angel
Bronze. 77 x 29 x 24 cm
This figure represents a stylistic breakthrough into abstraction and pre-empts Herman Wald’s last period. It depicts a crucial scene in the Bible, in which Man wrestles with God. [Genesis 32:25-29]. After this struggle Jacob’s name became Israel. Herman Wald’s angel plunges down from heaven like a flame. Their head meet in a fusion of the human and the divine.