Creation of Eve; Christ/God Giving Symbols of Work to Adam and Eve.
 
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Title:Creation of Eve; 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 between Adam and Eve represents God, although it clearly is identical with representations of Christ on the same relief. 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:4th century
Building:Vatican City. Direzione generale dei musei
Country:Vatican City

Scripture:Genesis 3:16-21
Person as Subject:God (Biblical figure)
Adam (Biblical figure)
Eve (Biblical figure)
General Subject:Creation
Work
ICONCLASS Number:71A61

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Copyright Source:Image donated by J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen
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Attribution:Creation of Eve; 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. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=51263 [retrieved March 7, 2021]. Original source: Image donated by J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen.
Record Number:51263 Last Updated: 2021-02-16 19:28:00 Record Created: 2007-05-17 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition