Model for a jewel with Adam and Eve, Meester IP (attributed to), c. 1530

Model for a jewel with Adam and Eve, Meester IP (attributed to), c. 1530

pear (wood), h 12.3cm × w 7.8cm More details

An as yet unidentified South-German sculptor carved this model as the design for a goldsmith to execute in precious metals and gems. The central scene depicts the fall of man: Adam has already taken a bite from the apple that Eve had given him. The delicate framework surrounding the scene is decorated with further apples playfully arranged.

On display in room 0.2

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