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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.197 fol. 17v

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Adam and Eve: Fall of Man -- Tree bearing fruit and entwined by serpent is flanked by Adam, left hand at throat, right hand covering genitals, and by Eve holding fruit with right hand and covering genitals with left hand.
Scene within architectural frame supported by two columns with foliate capitals.

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