About the creation

Holkham Bible Picture Book (Add. 47682, f. 4r): Temptation and Expulsion

Artist name: Unknown artist

Above, Adam on the right and Eve on the left eat fruit from the tree.  Eve passes an additional fruit to Adam.  On the branches of the tree is perched the serpent, portrayed as having a woman’s head, the elongated neck, wings and claws of a bird and a long tail.  Below, an angel wielding a red sword expels Adam and Eve from the garden.  

Source: Genesis 3

Technique: Color illumination

Location: British Library, London

Date: 1320