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The Harrowing of Hell

Date:
ca. 1390
Geography:
Made in Lower Austria, Austria
Culture:
Austrian
Medium:
Pot-metal and colorless glass, vitreous paint and silver stain
Dimensions:
28 11/16 x 12 1/2 in. (72.8 x 31.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.285.7
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 9
From the Passion of Christ window, choir of the castle chapel (the Schlosskapelle) at Ebreichsdorf, south of Vienna.; Lolowrat-Liebsteinsky, Ebreichsdorf (1843-73) ; Count Joseph Arco-Zinneberg, Ebreichsdorf (1873-1922) ; [ Duveen Brothers, London, Paris and New York] ; Mrs. Alexander Hamilton Rice, New York (1923-1957) ; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (1957-1986)
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