The tree of life is an important spiritual and philosophical concept. It appeared in religion, mythology and sacred art of numerous nations and cultures. As a link between heaven and our terrestrial world, the tree of life represents existence, knowledge, wisdom and strength.
According to the Book of Genesis, God placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the divine Garden of Eden. The first man and woman were permitted to eat of any tree in the Garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. However, Adam and Eve did the contrary, and were expelled from the Garden of Eden. Thus, they lost immortality provided by the divine tree of life.
Lucas Cranach the Elder was a German Renaissance painter. However, in terms of religious themes, he preferred the Late Gothic style. This influence is visible in paintings depicting biblical scenes. A beautiful set of two silver coins devoted to the tree of life features two paintings of the outstanding painter.
Material: Pure Silver (99.99%)
Condition: Proof with digital printing and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Weight: 2 x 10 Grams
Diameter: 13 mm X 30 mm
Face Value: 500 CFA francs