DONATELLO
(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)

Christ in Limbo

1460-65
Bronze
San Lorenzo, Florence

This relief is on the Resurrection Pulpit. The depicted event takes place after the Crucifixion and Tombing and before the Resurrection. In Limbo, in which Christ descends to free the prisoners from the devil, you see in the middle a Christ standing bent forward. Satan is clearly impressed and steps back in panic. John the Baptist standing in front of the protruding wall has stretched out his right hand to greet the liberator.




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