Creation of Eve (Detail of God).
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Title:Creation of Eve (Detail of God)
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:4th century
Building:Vatican City. Direzione generale dei musei
Country:Vatican City

Scripture:Genesis 2:18-24
Person as Subject:God (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:BProp22
General Subject:Creation of Eve
ICONCLASS Number:71A311

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Copyright Source:Prof. Patout J. Burns and Prof. Robin M. Jensen,
Copyright Permission:Donor must be contacted for permission.
Attribution:Creation of Eve (Detail of God), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 5, 2023]. Original source: Prof. Patout J. Burns and Prof. Robin M. Jensen,
Record Number:51256 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 14:21:22 Record Created: 2007-05-17 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition