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 symbols of work, tilling the land for grain, sustaining animal herds, given to Adam and Eve following their Fall. 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 3:16-24
Person as Subject:God (Biblical figure)
Adam (Biblical figure)
Eve (Biblical figure)
ICONCLASS Number:71A61

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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, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved July 16, 2024]. Original source: Prof. Patout J. Burns and Prof. Robin M. Jensen,
Record Number:51264 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 14:43:29 Record Created: 2007-05-17 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition