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France, probably Paris, 1220-1230
MS M.313 fol. 145r

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Christ: Harrowing of Hell -- Christ, cross-nimbed, holding cross-staff in left hand, tramples prostrate horned devil, and with right hand grasps right wrist of Adam, accompanied by Eve and four nude men, all standing in Hell Mouth.
Scene against gold background in foliate initial A.

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