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: Jesus descends to Hades to proclaim good news. The scene reflects 1 Peter 3:19 and later tradition rather than the text of Luke. The image is accompanied by citations of Isaiah 9 and Hosea 13. The engraver's initials, MH., are located in the upper left corner of the image.

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