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Descent into Hell

A miniature showing Jesus Christ in the act of freeing Adam and Eve from Hell, an episode alluded to in the New Testament and expanded upon in the apocrypha, typically featuring him in the act of trampling over Satan or a personifiaction of Bärbanos (Hell) .


Anastasis. Kartsonis, A. D. 1986. Anastasis: The Making of an Image (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986). Chojnacki, S. 2009. Christ’s Resurrection in Ethiopian Painting, Orientalia Christiana Analecta, 282 (Roma: Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 2009).

There are 2 resources that contain the exact keyword: AT1008Descent
id title type
FSUor18 Frankfurt, Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt Ms. or. 18 mss
BLorient481 London, British Library, BL Orient 481 mss