Harrowing of Hell

Book Title: Hochschätzbarer Seelen Ehren Thron : das ist Ein wahrhafftes Formular, oder allbewerteste Richtschnur ... die Seel ... in allweg sicher zu stellen

Author: Fortunat, F.

Image Title: Harrowing of Hell

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Description: On the left: the priest breaks the host over the chalice. On the upper left, Samson lifts the gates of Gaza and carries them up the hill. On the upper right, Jesus walks toward sinners in hell who are guarded by a winged demon. On the right: on the left, Saint Martha brandishes a cleaning implement of some sort (?) and holds a pail. To one side is an embellished twist that may be decorative or may indicate the Tarasque, a dragon she is said to have defeated. On the right, Saint Mary Magdalene stands holding a jar of perfume in one hand.

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