JAWBONES in history, Cain and Abel

Cain's famous Biblical murder of his brother Abel.  It took place in a field and Cain grabbed whatever was readily available for the deed.  In some stories it is a club, a rock or a jawbone.

The killing of Abel, detail from the Grabower Altarpiece, 1379-83 (tempera on panel), Master Bertram of Minden (c.1345-c.1415) / Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Lucas Van Leyden (1494-1553),1524, engraving, 117 x 25 mm,  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, New York