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Holkham Bible Picture Book (Add. 47682, f.5r): The sacrifices of Cain and Abel

Artist name: Unknown artist

In the lower part of the work, Adam instructs his sons to make offerings to God from their occupations.
Above, Adam, arms and legs crossed, explains to Abel on the left, kneeling before the burning altar on which he has offered a lamb, and to Cain, baling his unsuccessful wheat offering on the right, the portent of their trial.

Technique: Color illustration

Location: British Library, London

Date: 1320