About Rectangular Creation of Adam Paperweight – Michelangelo Buonarroti (1511-1512)
This beautiful hand-cut Creation of Adam paperweight includes a felted bottom for a sophisticated finish, and it comes in an elegant gift box. The Italian High-Renaissance Cinquecento artist’s most notorious work the Creation of Adam Panel, is found on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Fresco (1511-1512). One of the two central panels of the Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam, represents the moment when God and Adam confront each other in a primordial unformed landscape of which Adam is still a material part, heavy as earth. The Lord transcends the earth, wrapped in a billowing cloud of drapery and borne up by His powers. Representing the Old Testament biblical passage in Genesis 1:26, Michelangelo depicts the moment where life leaps to Adam like a spark from the extended and mighty hand of God. More details Rectangular Creation of Adam Paperweight – Michelangelo Buonarroti (1511-12):
- Dimensions: 4″L x 2.6″Wx 1″H Inches
- Weight: 1.04 lbs
- Materials: Hand-Cut Crystal, Felted bottom.
- Original Artwork: Buonarroti, Michelangelo. “The Creation of Adam” Detail of the hands of God and Adam. Detail of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Fresco. (1511-1512) Pre-restoration. Sistine Chapel