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Holkham Bible Picture Book

Holkham Bible Picture Book

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Caption

The Fall and the Expulsion, Whole folio Upper part of drawing. A winged sepent, with a maiden's head, guides Eve's hand, holding an apple to her mouth; Adam eats the apple. Below, they leave the enclosed garden, symbol of Paradise, as the angel drives the pair through the gate. They are protesting, and hiding their nakedness with fig leaves. As Adam descends the steps, a thorn, an allusion to sin's fruit, wounds his knee Image taken from Holkham Bible Picture Book. Originally published in England, circa 1320-1330.

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