The Sacrifice of Isaac

Safavid Era, Persia.
Date: Late 17th or early 18th century
Materials and Techniques: Pen and ink heightened with gold on paper
Sold online at Christie's auction.
Source: [1]

According to Christie's website this is a Safavid copy of a European original, which I personally still have doubts about it. In case I come up with more information regarding this painting, I will fix it.

Note (2/9/2013) I just found this [2] on Metro Museum. I will try to correct it soon. Thanks

The top painting is a copy of the bottom one in which the painting at the center is copied after a Flemish engraving, and depicts the biblical story of Abraham's sacrifice of his son Isaac. European paintings and engravings were first available in Iran and copied during the Safavid period (1501–1722), and this scene in particular remained popular through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The bottom one is kept in