Christ Leaving Hell Anonymous, c. 1515  Oak wood, paint h 48.5 cm × h 97.8 cm × w 60.5 cm × d 24.5 cm Christ liberates patriarchs, prophets, kings and other persons, among them Adam (hands outstretched), Eve, Moses, David, and John the Baptist. Limbo, including the devil, is being crushed. Two angels stand behind Christ. Limbo was, in medieval tradition, the abode of the souls of unbaptized infants, and of the just who died before Christ’s coming. Rijks Museum, www.rijksmuseum.nl Persistent URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.24238
Christ Leaving Hell
Anonymous, c. 1515
Oak wood, paint
h 48.5 cm × h 97.8 cm × w 60.5 cm × d 24.5 cm
Christ liberates patriarchs, prophets, kings and other persons, among them Adam (hands outstretched), Eve, Moses, David, and John the Baptist. Limbo, including the devil, is being crushed. Two angels stand behind Christ.
Limbo was, in medieval tradition, the abode of the souls of unbaptized infants, and of the just who died before Christ’s coming.
Rijks Museum, www.rijksmuseum.nl
Persistent URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.24238
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