Harrowing of Hell orthodox byzantine Resurrection icon on canvas-Framed painting of Jesus Christ in the underword - Descent to Hades christian art and iconography


The orthodox icon of the resurrection of Christ or the Harrowing of Hades- The Lord is descenting to the underworld (Hades in Greece)  defies death and saves manking. His face is stern but benevolent. His hands are still bearing the nails.  On the one hand is holding the cross the "trophy of his victory". With the other is pulling Adam (all the human race) out of the endless pitt.

A fragment of a larger synthesis on a specially treated with gesso, light carton canvas that measures 32x26 approximately inside a frame

The medium for this artwork (part of a series of paintings on based on byzantinen frescoes with scenes from the passion of Christ) is eggtempera, covered  with shellac (an organic varnish) and sealed with resin varnish.

The icon comes very carefully packaged along with its gift wrapping and some mini extras from our shop