Relief of Adam and Eve by Unknown Artist

The carving is said to have been found during excavations in the Forum at Arles on the site of a Romanesque church dating from around the 12th century.

Details

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
43 x 66 cm
Acquired in:
1927
Presented by:
G F Hill through The Art Fund

The style of the relief is rather similar, especially in the treatment of the tree, to that of a representation of the same subject on the West front of the Cathedral at Nimes, which is dated in the second half of the 12th century.

Provenance

The sculpture is said to have been found during excavations in the Forum at Arles on the site of a Romanesque church.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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