About the creation

Speculum humanae salvationis (ms. 139, f. 6): The temptation

Artist name: Unknown artist

To the right of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Eve speaks with the standing serpent, portrayed as having a woman’s head and breast and a reptile’s legs and tail.  To the left of the tree, Adam crouches, tending the lawn.

Source: Genesis 3

Technique: Color illumination

Location: Musée Condé, Chantilly

Date: 1400