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The Creation of Eve (from a series of 6 plates)

16th Century
3 7/16 in. x 2 1/2 in. (8.73 cm x 6.35 cm)

Heinrich Aldegrever, German, (1502–ca. 1561)

Object Type: Works on Paper
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Medium and Support: Engraving on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Fitzhugh, Jr.
Accession Number: 1955.53.a
Heinrich Aldegrever’s The Creation of Eve is a Renaissance depiction of Eve. Genesis describes the creation of Eve as such: “And the Lord cast a deep slumber on the human, and he slept, and He took one of his ribs and closed over the flesh where it had been, and the Lord God built the rib He had taken from the human into a woman and he brought her to the human.” The writing describes Eve being created physically separate from Adam, but this image depicts Eve rising from Adam’s body.

--Bridget Stagnitto, December 2013

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

  • Sheet Dimensions: 3 7/16 x 2 1/2 in. (8.73 x 6.35 cm)
  • Mat Dimensions: 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)

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