The Creation of Eve
Cathedral of the Assumption, Monreale, Sicily
Genesis 21-22b is summarized in the inscription, inmisit dominus soporem in adam et tulit evam de costis eius, "The Lord put Adam to sleep and drew Eve forth from his ribs." As before, God sits on a symbol of the universe and holds in his right hand the scroll that signifies the divine authority by which he does such things.
View this image in full resolution.
View other panels in the cathedral's Genesis sequence.
Read more about Adam and Eve.
Read more about images of the Creation.
Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.