Adam, Eve, and the Serpent

1220-1230
Relief on the right portal of the west façade
Amiens Cathedral, France

This is an early example of including a serpent with the face of a woman in the traditional iconography of the original sin. As the serpent whispers in Eve's ear she simultaneously eats one of the fruits from the tree and passes another to Adam. As is very common, the artist anachronistically adds the fig leaves that come only later in the narrative.

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