The Harrowing of Hell - Christ in Limbo, plate nine from The Large Passion

A work made of woodcut in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of woodcut in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1510

Artist:

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

About this artwork

This woodcut was part of Albrecht Dürer’s famous series of 12 prints detailing the Passion of Christ. Published in 1511, the prints illustrated a text by the monk Benedictus Chelidonius. The Harrowing of Hell occurred immediately after Christ’s crucifixion, when he descended to hell to release the good souls who had died prior to his own death.

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Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Title

The Harrowing of Hell - Christ in Limbo, plate nine from The Large Passion

Origin

Germany

Date

1510

Medium

Woodcut in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

402 x 287 mm

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1934.462

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