Creation of Adam

Creation of Adam

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Caption: Creation of Adam, Whole folio Genesis 2, 15-17. Adam is placed in Paradise. God addresses Adam, from whom he is separated by the Tree of Knowledge. With one hand, God points to the birds and animals, over whom Adam has been given domination; and with the other hand God points in the direction of the tree, from which Adam is forbidden to eat if he is to avoid death Image taken from Old English Illustrated Hexateuch. Originally published in England Canterbury; second quarter of 11th century.

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