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Adam and Eve with Snake and Apple

Folk and Self-Taught Art
Adam and Eve with Snake and Apple

Artwork Details


Dilmus Hall
American, 1900–1987


ca. 1983–1984


Paint, putty, and wood

Accession #



10 x 10 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches


Currently Not on View


As a child in rural Georgia, Dilmus Hall sculpted animals from available materials. He moved to Athens, Georgia, after serving in the U. S. Army Medical Corps during World War I, where he was exposed to European visual culture. Hall combined the icons of his Christian faith with an African-derived belief in the power of physical things. This synthesis of traditions produced objects of remarkable spiritual force, such as this dark and powerful depiction of the temptation of Eve.


Gift of Andy Nasisse for the Nasisse Collection