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“Adam and Eve Eating the Forbidden Fruit” (detail), Willem Vrelant, early 1460s

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“Adam and Eve Eating the Forbidden Fruit” (detail), Willem Vrelant, early 1460s. Open content by The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Place: Bruges, Belgium (Place Created)
Date: early 1460s
Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
Object Number: Ms. Ludwig IX 8 (83.ML.104), fol. 137
Dimensions: Leaf: 25.6 × 17.3 cm (10 1/16 × 6 13/16 in.)
Alternate Title: Arenberg Hours (Group Title)

The serpent or dragon coiling along a central axis is a rather recurring image around the world:

Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Article Categories:
1 CE to Present · Central Europe · Illustration

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