EARLY CHRISTIAN PAINTER, Italian
(active in late 3rd century in Rome)

Adam and Eve

late 3rd century
Fresco
Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, Rome

The Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter are ancient catacombs situated on the ancient Via Labicana in Rome. Their name refers to the Christian martyrs Marcellinus and Peter who, according to tradition, were buried here.

This late 3rd century fresco already imposes the characteristics of this scene as it will always be represented by Christian art: the tree in the middle of the couple who cover their bodies with grape leaves.