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Antiquitates Judaicae; De bello Judaico
France, Dijon, late 13th century
MS M.534 fol. 150r

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Christ: Harrowing of Hell -- Within initial C, Christ, crossed nimbus, holding bannered cross-staff with left hand, grasps with right hand, wrists of nude Adam, standing in front of nude Eve at edges of Hell Mouth surrounded by flames. Behind them in the mouth are ten (?) heads.
Beginning of Book 7 Chapter 1 of Josephus, De Bello Judaico.

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