RODIN, Auguste
(b. 1840, Paris, d. 1917, Meudon)


1881 (model), c. 1910 (cast)
Bronze, height 174 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This statue is a pendant to Adam. The two figures, originally probably intended to be part of The Gates of Hell, later became larger than life-sized independent compositions. Both figures tuck their heads into their shoulders; in Eve's case her remorse is evident, as she hides behind her arms.