[Milton-L] Adam and Eve Accused
Horace Jeffery Hodges
horacejeffery at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 15:12:44 EDT 2014
NYC's Met has an exhibition of Pieter Coecke van Aelst's tapestries, and
one of them is a fine image in which *God Accuses Adam and Eve after the
Fall* (ca. 1648). I have this image on my blog, along with links:
God's red robe and the serpent's tricolor display are both interesting.
Milton's serpent is also colorful in PL 9.499-501:
. . . his Head
Crested aloft, and Carbuncle his Eyes;
With burnisht Neck of verdant Gold
Different colors, of course, but this leads me to wonder about traditions
concerning the serpent's coloring . . .
Ewha Womans University
Seoul, South Korea
Novella: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E18KW0K (*The Bottomless Bottle of
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