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  Vision of Adam and Eve  
Fall of Princes by John Lydgate
England, probably London, c. 146575

Boccaccio Has a Vision of Adam and Eve. Boccaccio's tale of the fall of noble persons begins with Adam and Eve. The opening miniature shows Boccaccio seated at his desk as Adam steps into the room. Outside, Eve receives the apple from a human-headed serpent twisted around the Tree of Knowledge.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, MS 439/16, fol. 4

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