Engraved panel

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Object Name: 
Engraved panel
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H: 23.1 cm, W: 18.7 cm, Th: 0.2 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucy Smith Baltson and Clara S. Peck, by exchange
Primary Description: 
Colorless (gray) non-lead glass; blown (sheet glass), polished, engraved. Flat, rectangular shape; the faces polished flat, the edges grozed and partly ground; one side engraved with a depiction of Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge, with the nude figure of Adam seated on a hillock, holding an apple in his outstretched hand; the nude figure of Eve standing alongside; a large tree beside her, a snake encircling the trunk; branches with fruit; a seated monkey, two rabbits, a cat, a bear, and a hedgehog along with plants in the foreground and middle ground; two additional trees in the background at the left; inscribed in German letters at the right: "Und das weib nam und ass/und gab irem man auch da /von, und er ass.da wurden/ir beider augen auff ge /than/und worden gewar/das sie nacket waren.GEN. am.3.Cap. v.6."
Milzman, Susan, Source
Richards Complete Bible Dictionary (2002) illustrated, p. 353 (bottom); BIB# 73428
The Revell Bible dictionary (1990) illustrated, p. 353 (bottom); BIB# 65501
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, p. 104, #7a; BIB# AI20606
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 38 (back, right); BIB# 3398