Descent Into Hades
Descent Into Hades

Descent Into Hades

Regular price
$1,400.00
Sale price
$1,400.00

Model is from an early 12th century Armenian manuscript.

Lord Jesus Christ, after shattering the gates of Hades, grasps Adam's wrist, preparing to raise him from his grave, while Eve waits nearby. On the opposite side of the illumination wait (in clockwise order) Saint John the Baptist, Saint Elijah, Saint Solomon, and Saint David. Angels are holding banners with "H H H" on them, meaning "Holy Holy Holy."

Egg tempera, gold gouache, and gold leaf on parchment

This illuminated miniature is framed, with archival matting.

2019

Dimensions: 6.5 X 9 inches, framed it is 11 X 14 inches