MS G.55 fol. 53r

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Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

France, Langres
ca. 1465
157 x 113 mm

Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984

MS G.55 fol. 53r

Christ: Harrowing of Hell — Christ has a nimbus of rays, is wearing a short loincloth and a cloak, and is holding a cross staff in his left hand. The foremost man in a group of souls of men and women extends his right hand to the right hand of Christ. He is stepping out of a mandorla onto the head of a devil. In the background smoke emerges from holes in earth and a devil stands behinds rocks..
The margins are decorated with floreate ornament. In the lower margin, a monogram of the initials A and P are linked by a love knot. Text, Hours of the Virgin.