Tapestry hanging entitled Le Premier Péché (the Original Sin) - ROM2005_1549_1


Tapestry hanging entitled Le Premier Péché (the Original Sin)

Maker: Designed by Percyval Tudor-Hart; woven by Léo Belmonte, completed by René Baudonnet
Medium:Tapestry with wool warp, silk and wool weft
Geography: Designed by a Canadian artist, woven in Sèvres, France
Date: 1926-1961
319 x 274 cm
Object number: 971.148
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Percyval Tudor-Hart
Not on view
DescriptionEve standing and Adam sitting on a millefleurs ground with a burdened apple tree between and behind them. There is a large serpent coiled around a branch. Eve holds the tasted apple in her left hand, and offers one to Adam with the other. Adam's right hand is extended to reach it. The figures are surrounded by animals and birds including tortoise, African porcupine, grey panther, antelope, zebra with monkey on back, pheasants, guinea fowl, a giraffe in the upper right, and deer and a pair of rabbits in the background. The borders on all four sides feature naturalistic fruits representing Europe (top), Africa (left), Asia (right), and the Americas (bottom).
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