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Adam & Eve

 

spotted in the porch of the church in Guimiliau/ Bretagne. In Guimiliau we saw another very impressive calvary with about 25 scenes and 200 figures.

 

"For Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.”

 

Adam & Eve

 

spotted in the porch of the church in Guimiliau/ Bretagne. In Guimiliau we saw another very impressive calvary with about 25 scenes and 200 figures.

 

"For Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.”

 

comments (16)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 11 Jul 2018, 01:41
absolute truth in the scriptures

i'm not not seeing Adam and Eve in this sculpture
Philine: My first thought was: Adam and Eve. You know the story. Many thanks, Sherri!
A very unusual bas
Philine: Very impressive in my view, 17th century. Many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 11 Jul 2018, 04:32
Il manque la pomme et le serpent...
Philine: Vous connaissez l'histoire. Merci bien, Martine!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 11 Jul 2018, 06:34
And for that he was mightily pleased..
Philine: You are right, but Eve looks a bit anxious. Many thanks, Chris!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jul 2018, 07:04
Thanks for the quote to accompany the image. Eve does not look too pleased with Adam's deep sleep.
Philine: I had the same feeling, Eve seems to foresee what will be happening. Many thanks, Alan!
Very well-depicted, Philine!
Philine: Heel bedankt, Ginnie!
We were all brought up on the story Philine
Philine: Oh yes, Bill! Read Salima's comment!
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • South of the Netherlands
  • 11 Jul 2018, 07:44
As a catholic I know the story, but its the first time I see a relief about it. Its very expressive! I once read a sentence which says: God didn´t make Eve from Adams feet, because she shouldn´t be below him, neither he made her from Adams head, because she shouldn´t be above him. No, God made her from a rib, so that they would be standing side-by-side... I don´t remember from who this sentence is, but I like it very much!
Philine: I know this sentence, too, and I love it. “Women were created from the rib of man to be beside him, not from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be trampled by him, but from under his arm to be protected by him, near to his heart to be loved by him.”
― Matthew Henry, An Exposition of the Old and New Testament
Heel bedankt, Salima! Today it is a bit cooler - and it had rained a bit.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:06
Eve doesn't look that happy, Philine. And all that happened while he was sleeping.
I think the art work is amazing, very well done.
Philine: I noticed this facial expression of Eve, too. Maybe, she foresaw the problems which would be happening? Heel bedankt, Astrid!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:10
I can't date this - do you know please, Philine?
Philine: "The Église Saint-Miliau, the parish church in the Guimiliau enclos paroissial, has a magnificently carved porch dating to 1606-1617". Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:26
Eve looks unhappy to be "born" that way.
Philine: Or she is foreseeing all the problems which will be happening? I like this carving very much. The Dutch lady Salima cited a nice interpretation of this rib- story. Heel bedankt, Louis!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:37
I rather like this style of art, pre-renaissance and pre-Gothic.
Philine: Yes, I like this style of art, too, the carvings are from 1606 - 1617, but created with a naive folk piety. Many thsnks, Chad!
I have to laugh at the look on the woman. I think it says a lot.
Philine: Iunderstand well your reaction, Mary, many thanks!
This was a fine carving to find, as people have said we all grew up with this story, I suspect todays young people haven't. I'm wondering who the gentleman on the left is supposed to be unless that is God looking down at the people He has created.
Philine: I think the "gentleman on the left" is God Father who has created the animals and the human beings as man and woman. Many thanks, Brian!
it is a good sculpture that shows the story... with God's judgement on the left and the head of the serpent above Eve's shoulder Philine....petersmile
An interesting interpretation of the story!

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