Creation - God Calls Adam and Eve to Account for their Sin.
 
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Title:Creation - God Calls Adam and Eve to Account for their Sin
Notes:"The issue of shame arises very early in the Old Testament. Although the word is not used, it is implied in the story of Adam and Eve. When Adam tells God that he hid from him because he was naked, God asks, "Who told thee that thou was naked?" God inferred that since Adam was ashamed of being naked, he had become self-conscious -- that is, that he had eaten of the forbidden fruit. In the history, same arises simultaneously with human self-consciousness. This event is portentous; it hints that shame may play a central role in the human drama." (Scheff/Retzinger, 4)
Date:mid 12th century
Building:Cappella Palatina di Palermo
Object/Function:Mosaic
City/Town:Palermo
Country:Italy

Scripture:Genesis 3:8-20
Person as Subject:God
Adam (Biblical figure)
Eve (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:BProp05
General Subject:Creation
Shame
ICONCLASS Number:71A521

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Attribution:Creation - God Calls Adam and Eve to Account for their Sin, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=46184 [retrieved September 30, 2016].
Record Number:46184 Last Updated: 2011-04-22 15:02:09 Record Created: 2006-06-26 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Les Mosaiques de la Chapelle Palatine de Palerme. Belli, Annibale and Pietro Toesca. Milano, Edizioni d'arte Sidera, 1955.