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        Lilith, winged and crowned, with serpent?s tail, offers the apple to Eve, from 'Speculum Humanae Salvationis', after the original of 1470

        German School, (15th century) (after). Medium: woodcut. Lilith is a figure from Jewish mythology who had a powerful grip on the theological imagination in the middle ages, hence her appearence in the 'Speculum Humanae Salvationis'. She is actually never identified as the serpent in the Garden of Eden in the book of Genesis or anywhere else in the Bible. Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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