Cain - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 48° 51.759 E 002° 19.798
31U E 450857 N 5412403
Quick Description: This sculpture is located near the center of the Tullieries Garden.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 10/27/2011 8:55:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMCYPW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant
Views: 6

Long Description:
This 1896 marble sculpture by Henri Vidal is entitled "Cain venant de tuer son frere Abel" or "Cain coming from having killed his brother Abel". It depicts Cain naked and in apparent agony with his right hand covering his face. The figure is propped awkwardly on a pillar of some sort. Cain and Abel were of course the first sons of the first couple, Adam and Eve in the Bible's Book of Genesis. Cain killed Abel after having God reject his sacrifices but accepting Abel's. The brothers are also mentioned in the Koran. Read more about them at (visit link)
Very little information is available about the artist other than his birth and death dates (1864-1918) and that he was French. No Wikipedia article (although there is an article for a French actor by the same name.)
Associated Religion(s): Christian, Judaism and Muslim

Statue Location: near the center of the Tullieries Garden

Entrance Fee: 0

Artist: Henri Vidal

Website: [Web Link]

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