About the creation

Orationes encomiasticae in ss. virginem deiparam by Jacobus Kokkinobaphos (Grec 1208, f.50r): Paradise

Artist name: Unknown artist

A spirit representing the spring of Eden waters the garden with a large pipe, from which flow the four rivers of paradise. To his left stands a massive gate, guarded by two cherubs – one above and one beneath it. The gate itself is inscribed with a cherub’s image.

Source: Genesis 2 - 3

Technique: Color illumination

Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Date: 1100