Adam and Eve, anonymous, c. 1530

Adam and Eve, anonymous, c. 1530

bronze (metal), h 71cm × w 45.5kg More details

Around 1500, bronze casting was still in its infancy north of the Alps. While Italian bronze-casters crafted their modelli in wax and clay, Netherlandish and German sculptors still worked from carved wooden models. Their figures – like this pair (which comes from Stift Heilingenkreuz, a Cistercian abbey near Vienna) – thus look rather stiff.

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