Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis The Fall and Expulsion The Serpent seduces Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:1-6)Serpent with head of a woman
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesEnamelKlosterneuburg AltarpieceSection 10: Descent from the Cross
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 3:1-6: Fall of ManType for the Descent from the Cross (plucking the fruit)
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Gen. 3:1-6: Plucking of the forbidden fruit
Further details
One of the later additions to the plaques of Nicolas of Verdun; Titulus: Eva Tulit de Fructv. Jnnvit Hoc Factvm Christum De Stipite Traetvm (meaning probably Tractvm); the titulus compares the plucking of the Apple to the Descent from the Cross
ARTIST/CREATOR
Austrian
DATE
1331
LOCATION
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsmuseum
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Karl Drexler and Thomas Strommer, Der Verduner Altar. Ein Emailwerk des XII. Jahrhunderts im Stifte Klosterneuburg bei Wien, Vienna 1903, pl. 28
Contact
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