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Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi
Italy, possibly Lombardy, early 14th century
MS M.689 fol. 1r

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Adam and Eve: Fall of Man -- Human headed snake is entwined around tree, flanked by two elliptical medallions, the left enclosing Eve, name inscribed EUA, holding, with right hand, leaf covering genitals and raising left hand, looking toward the snake. In elliptical medallion at right Adam, name inscribed ADAM, raising right hand and holding, with left hand, leaf covering genitals, looks toward the tree.

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