Harrowing of Hell

Book Title: Het Nieuwe Testament ons salichmaeckers Iesv Christi, mitsgaders d'epistelen : wt het Oude Testament, soo die door 't jaer in den dienst der h. kercke ghelesen worden. / Oversien ende verbetert na den laetsten Roomschen text, door den eerw. H. Henricus van den Leemputte, Licentiaet in de h. Godheyt. Verciert met veel schoone figueren, gesneden door Christoffel van Sichem, voor P.I.P.

Author: Leemputte, Henricus van den, 1588-1657

Image Title: Harrowing of Hell

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Description: The harrowing of Hell is depicted as Jesus descending into Hell surrounded by angels. The devil sits at the base as all the people in Hell kneel and worship Jesus. Includes the monogram of the woodcutter, Christoffel van Sichem II (1577-1658) near the head on the left; his son, Christoffel van Sichem III (1618-1659), may have collaborated with him on these images.

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