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Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve
Artist:
Date:
16th century
Location:
Legion of Honor
Gallery 2
Century:
Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
24.5 x 19.1 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.35249
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

A nude couple stand in the forest with a specimen tree between them. A serpent gives the woman fruit from the tree. The man gestures in her direction.

A nude muscular Adam and voluptuous Eve stand in front of a dense forest surrounded by a goat, cat, hare, cow, mouse, parrot and a snake. The serpent gently drops the apple into Eve’s hand as Adam watches smiling. Ivy leaves and tendrils twine about the figures.