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, holding the resurrection banner, breaks down the gates of Hell and reaches down to rescue the souls in Hell. A devil thrusts a spear at Adam and Eve in the background. Underneath the gate is the year 1512. Includes the monogram of the woodcutter, Christoffel van Sichem II (1577-1658) in the top left corner; his son, Christoffel van Sichem III (1618-1659), may have collaborated with him on these images. The stone at the lower right corner has the monogram of Albrecht Dürer.

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