This icon depicts the main events described in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, from the creation of the world to the murder of Abel.

It should be read from top to bottom and from left to right. At the top are the first four days of creation, below are the fifth and sixth days and the sin of Adam and Eve, and at the bottom is the story of Cain and Abel.The central area is occupied by the seventh day of creation: “God rested after all the work that he had done and blessed it”.

City of Paris municipal collection's website

City of Paris municipal collection's website

The collections portal can be used to search the collections of Paris’s 14 municipal museums (approximately 336,000 works, including 43,000 belonging to the Petit Palais).

It is also possible to download around 12,000 images of the museum’s works free of charge.

Access the Museums of the City of Paris collections portal
Autre base documentaire

Extern databases

Discover a selection of databases online presenting works from the Petit Palais or documents concerning the history of the museum.