Display dish with the Temptation of Adam and Eve

British, probably London

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 509

The Temptation of Adam and Eve was one of the most popular subjects to be depicted on English “blue-dash” chargers. This example, dating to about 1650, is among the earliest. It is part of a group of seven chargers with depictions of Adam and Eve that are notably more naturalistic than the more typical crude renderings. The Museum owns a related Adam and Eve charger (30.62), but it is of a later date.

[Elizabeth Sullivan, 2014]

Display dish with the Temptation of Adam and Eve, Delftware (tin-glazed earthenware), British, probably London

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