Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
After the Passion Harrowing of Hell Christ leading the Fathers out of Limbo - trampling a devil
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesEnamelKlosterneuburg AltarpieceSection 12: Harrowing of Hell
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Osee Osee 13:14: Ero mors tua, o morsProphecy for the Harrowing of Hell
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Psalms 51-100 Psalm 75:9: Terra tremuit et quievitProphcecy for the Resurrection
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Jud. 14:5-6: Samson kills the lion (BP, SHS)Miscellaneous
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Os. 13:14: Ero mors tua, o mors
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Exod. 12:7 and 13: The Israelites mark the doors with the blood of the lamb
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Exod. 12:12-13 and 29-30: The death of the firstborn
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Resurrection of Christ with Psalm 75:9: Terra tremuit et quievit
Further details
Titulus: Destrvctio Inferni. Ivs Domvit Mortis Tva Christe Potencia Fortis; at the left Hosea with Hos. 13:14 (Ero mors tua, o mors), at the right David with Psalm 75:9 (Terra tremuit et quievit), referring to the Resurrection on the following plaque
ARTIST/CREATOR
Nicholas of Verdun (active 1181-1205)
DATE
1181
LOCATION
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsmuseum
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Karl Drexler and Thomas Strommer, Der Verduner Altar. Ein Emailwerk des XII. Jahrhunderts im Stifte Klosterneuburg bei Wien, Vienna 1903, pl. 35
Contact
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