MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

The fifth bay of the ceiling

1508-12
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

Between the Cumaean Sibyl and the prophet Ezekiel, the Creation of Eve is depicted in the centre of the vault. Around the central panel are the four figures of ignudi and the bronze medallions.