The Temptation of Adam and Eve: Images

Adam & Eve (Third Century) Fresco. Catacomb of St Piretro and St. Marcellino, Rome.
Original Sin (1467/8) Hugo van der Goes (c. 1440-1482). 35.5x23.2 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
The Tree of Death and Life. 1481. The Archbishop of Saltzburg's missal.
Miniature, Florence.
15th c. Manuscript Illumination.
The Fall of Man (c. 1570) Titian (c. 1480-1576) Canvas, 240x186 cm. Prado Museum, Madrid.
Temptation, Fall, and Expulsion from Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. , 1411-1416. Brothers Limbourg, Franco-Flemish.
Michelangelo's Temptation and Fall from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.
Adam and Eve. Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526. Courtauld Gallery, London.
Maitani, facade of Orvieto Duomo (Temptation of Adam & Eve)
a temptation scene from the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris Hieronymus Bosch, Paradise. c. 1510 (170 Kb);
Paradise and Hell.
Left panel of a triptych.
Prado, Madrid
Lutwin: "Temptation". This and the following image are illustrations from a German version of the Vita of Adam & Eve.
Lutwin: "The Second Temptation of Adam". This is a temptation scene, but it reflects a different story than the traditional snake in the tree. It takes place after the expulsion from the garden when the devil attempts keep the first couple from fulfilling vows of penance.

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