Christ/God Giving Symbols of Work to Adam and Eve.
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Title:Christ/God Giving Symbols of Work to Adam and Eve
Notes:This particular sarcophagus is known as the Dogmatic Sarcophagus, or the "sarcophagus of the two Testaments." This image depicts the symbols of work, tilling the land for grain, sustaining animal herds, given to Adam and Eve following their Fall. The center figure represents God, although it clearly is identical with representations of Christ on the same relief.
Date:Mid-fourth century
Building:Vatican City. Direzione generale dei musei

Scripture:Genesis 3:16-21
Person as Subject:God
Adam (Biblical figure)
Eve (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:BProp05
ICONCLASS Number:71A61

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Copyright Source:Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen
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Attribution:Christ/God Giving Symbols of Work to Adam and Eve, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 27, 2016]. Original source: Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen.
Record Number:51239 Last Updated: 2010-12-09 17:54:46 Record Created: 2007-05-17 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition