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Engraved crystal gem with the Fall of Man

Image attached to M.9-1930

An image of Engraved gems. Plaque. The Fall of Man. Lehmann, Kaspar (German glass engraver, gem carver, b.1563-1565, d.1622). Adam and Eve, naked, standing on a grassy mound to each side of an apple tree which has a serpent entwined around the trunk. The serpent offers an apple to Eve who passes it to Adam, whose left hand is outstretched to receive it. Foliate ornament in the angles to right and left. The frame is decorated with gold scrollwork reserved in the black ground. Rock crystal (quartz), wheel engraved, and set in a lozenge-shaped gold frame enamelled black, height, 75 mm, width, 85 mm, dept, 10 mm, circa 1600-1700. German.

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Engraved gems. Plaque. The Fall of Man. Lehmann, Kaspar (German glass engraver, gem carver, b.1563-1565, d.1622). Adam and Eve, naked, standing on a grassy mound to each side of an apple tree which has a serpent entwined around the trunk. The serpent offers an apple to Eve who passes it to Adam, whose left hand is outstretched to receive it. Foliate ornament in the angles to right and left. The frame is decorated with gold scrollwork reserved in the black ground. Rock crystal (quartz), wheel engraved, and set in a lozenge-shaped gold frame enamelled black, height, 75 mm, width, 85 mm, dept, 10 mm, circa 1600-1700. German.

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  • Accession Number: M.9-1930
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 875 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 185.05kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

Key words

17th Century Adam Adam and Eve Artistic Movement Baroque Bible Date Department Eden Eve Fall of Adam Fitz_AA Garden of Eden Genesis German Material Medium Nationalities Object Type Old Testament Other Keywords People Places Names Temptation of Adam Tree of Knowledge Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd apples biblical crystal diamond shaped diamonds enamel enamelled engraved engraved gem engraving expulsion expulsion from Paradise fall of man female nude fruits gem gemstones lozenge male nude naked nude paradise plaque quartz religion religious rock crystal scrolls scrollwork serpent snake temptation temptress trees

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