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Adam and Eve. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting the story of Adam and Eve (The Book of Genesis). This is the Judeo-Christian story concerning the creation of the first man and woman (Adam and Eve). The Alba Bible, completed in 1430, is a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Medieval Castilian. It was commissioned in 1422. The 513 pages are illustrated with 334 miniatures, produced by members of the Franciscan Order in Toledo. The original is displayed in Madrid, Spain.
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