“Eve Formed from Adam's Rib”

Ludolphus de Saxonia (supposed author). From Le Miroir de Humaine Salvation (The Mirror of Human Salvation), Circa 1455.

Image of Eve Formed from Adam's Rib

Eva formatur… This image from an illuminated manuscript shows God (on the right) creating Eve from Adam’s rib.

Adam was formed of the dust of the earth in field near Damascus and was created by the eternal King in His own image and in the flower of manhood and the prime of life. After Adam had spent some time as the lord and master of this pleasant and agreeable paradise of delights, from his rib Eve was created ready to wed. She was given to him in marriage by the command of God, not so that she might be the cause of his future woe, but to be his comfort, helpmeet, and loyal companion.

From “Mirror of Human Salvation.” Translated by David Wright with the assistance of John French, Jr. pp. 1–5. Newberry Call No. folio BS478 .S64

Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title Eve Formed from Adam's Rib
Publication Title Le Miroir de Humaine Salvation (The Mirror of Human Salvation)
Short Title Eve Formed from Adam's Rib, 1455
Book Title Le Miroir de Humaine Saluation
Creator Ludolphus de Saxonia (supposed author)
Publication Date Circa 1455
Pages folio 1 verso
Language Latin and Middle French
Call Number VAULT folio Case MS 40
Location Special Collections 4th floor