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Lilith in Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights

Tuttle 1985
Tuttle, Virginia
Genre: Nonfiction, art history
Uitgave datum: 1985
Bron: Simiolus, vol. 15 (1985), pp. 119-130

Tuttle 1985


“Lilith in Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights” (Virginia Tuttle) 1985

[in: Simiolus, vol. 15 (1985), pp. 119-130]


In a not very convincing way Tuttle tries to point out that Eve in the left interior panel of the Garden of Delights is in fact Lilith, according to Jewish legends Adam’s first wife who rebelled against Adam’s authority and then had sexual intercourse with demons. According to Tuttle the exterior panels, the central panel and the right interior panel can also be related to demonism, witchcraft and eroticism.



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