HIldesheimDoorDetail2

HIldesheimDoorDetail2

God reproves Adam and Eve after the Fall. Much finger-pointing ensues: God blames the couple, Adam blames Eve and Eve blames the serpent (shown here with front legs like a wyvern). The inscription below gives the date of the work (MXV). Detail of Bernward’s Door (Bernwardst├╝ren) in Hildesheim Cathedral. The door was commissioned by Abbot Bernward in 1015 for St. Michael’s Church in Hildesheim. It depicts eight scenes from the Old Testament on the left (from top to bottom) and eight scenes from the New Testament on the right (from bottom to top).

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