Black Sunday (also known as The Mask of Satan and Revenge of the Vampire) is a 1960 Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Bava, from a screenplay by Ennio de Concini, Mario Serandrei and Marcello Coscia. The film stars Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Arturo Dominici and Ivo Garrani. It was Bava's directorial debut, although he had completed several previous feature films without credit. Based very loosely on Nikolai Gogol's short story "Viy", the narrative concerns a vampire-witch who is put to death by her own brother, only to return 200 years later to seek revenge on her descendants.
This marble figure depicts Eve listening to the voice of Satan in the garden of Eden, presumably before eating the sacred apple. Sculpted by Edward Hodges Bailey in 1842 this modern piece was inspired by John Milton's poem, Paradise Lost and the sculpture 'Nymph With a Shell' at the Louvre, Paris.