The Descent into hell


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The Descent into hell

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Icon nb 17

Size : 40 x 33 cm.

Lime board

Gilded haloes and background. Egg tempera.


"Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life".

The doors of Hell crushed to pieces under his feet, Christ draws Adam and Eve from the tomb. Above Eve: Elijah, Moses and Abel; above Adam: Saint John the Baptist and kings David and Solomon, ancestors of Christ.

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