The birth of Eve, 1535.

 
The birth of Eve, 1535.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Hand-coloured wood-cut showing God creating Eve from Adam's rib, from the 'Origin of Natural Objects' section in the 1503 edition of the 'Margarita Philosophica' by Gregor Reisch (1467?- 1525). First printed in 1503, it is divided into twelve 'books', with each one dealing with the Sciences of Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric, Arithmetic, Music, Geometry, Astronomy, Principles of Natural Philosophy, Origin of Natural Objects, Psychology, Logic and Ethics.

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10305725

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