The bronze doors commissioned by Bishop Bernward for Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany, and completed in 1015, are one of the most seminal works of early Medieval art. They represent an interest in reviving the art of bronze sculpture from antiquity, which we saw already in class as practiced in the ancient Near East and Etruria. They also demonstrate the continued interest in the medium of relief sculpture as a means of conveying narrative (which we have seen in the Parthenon metopes and the Arch of Titus in Rome). The small vignette here shows the angel expelling Adam and Eve from Paradise after they have eaten the forbidden fruit and committed Original Sin. How do the representation of figures and choice of details included in this sparse composition convey that story? You might also comment on how this relief sculpture differs from the narrative movement and drama of the Arch of Titus frieze we discussed last week.