Original sin

XIXth century
Collection : Musée national des arts et traditions populaires (MNATP), Paris, France
Photograph : MNATP

The tree of Paradise is covered in red apples. In Alsace, Christmas eve is given over to Adam and Eve. Redemption by the son of God-made-man was rendered necessary by Adamís sin. This evocation preceded the depiction of the nativity.

Cathechism in pictures, no 58 - chromolithograph.