The Garden of Earthly Delights
is a triptych
by the early Netherlandish
master Hieronymus Bosch
. The left panel depicts God presenting Eve
, while the central panel is a broad panorama of sexually engaged nude figures, fantastical animals, oversized fruit and hybrid stone formations. The right panel is a hellscape and portrays the torments of damnation
. The intricacy of its symbolism, particularly that of the central panel, has led to a wide range of scholarly interpretations over the centuries.