Creation of Eve.
 
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Title:Creation of Eve
Notes:This particular sarcophagus is known as the Dogmatic Sarcophagus, or the "sarcophagus of the two Testaments."This image depicts the creation of Eve from the rib of Adam, lying prone below the smaller figure of Eve. The figure creating, and seated giving a benediction, is God, however this figure is bearded, in contrast with the figure bestowing the symbols of labor to Adam and Eve. It can be argued that the beardless figure is Christ, while the bearded figure is God.
Date:Mid-fourth century
Building:Vatican City. Direzione generale dei musei
City/Town:Rome
Country:Italy

Scripture:Genesis 2:4b-8
Person as Subject:God
Adam (Biblical figure)
Eve (Biblical figure)
General Subject:Creation
ICONCLASS Number:71A311

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Copyright Source:Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen
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Attribution:Creation of Eve, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=51241 [retrieved December 5, 2016]. Original source: Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen.
Record Number:51241 Last Updated: 2010-12-09 17:54:25 Record Created: 2007-05-17 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition