Jim Bugslag wrote:
> You might also look in Ernst Guldan, Eva und Maria: Eine Antithese als
> Bildmotiv (Graz/Cologne, 1966) and a
Not a very helpful addition to this, but I know there is at least one
representation of the serpent with Eve's face in the Guldan book - it's a
drawing (rather than sculpture) which from memory looks sort of 13th
c.-ish (sorry for the utter lack of useful reference). The features are
the same but the hair is the dead ringer - Eve and the serpent have the
same hairstyle (looked blond to me).
Is there any textual authority claiming that the serpent was female, or
does this just seem to be a symbolic image of women's treacherous nature?
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