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Holkham Bible Picture Book

Holkham Bible Picture Book

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Caption

The sacrifices of Cain and Abel, Whole folio Upper part of drawing; Adam in centre. Abel sacrifices a ram, with smoke ascending like incense; contrasting with Cain, who sacrifices sheaves of wheat which includes tares; the smoke descending to Hell's mouth. Below, Adam admonishes them to offer tithes and first fruits. Adam holds a pastoral staff, and Cain, with a pitchfork, looks round truculently Image taken from Holkham Bible Picture Book. Originally published in England, circa 1320-1330.

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