Christ in Limbo
Follower of Hieronymus Bosch, Netherlandish (active Hertogenbosch), c. 1450 - 1516
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This image of Christ rescuing Adam and Eve from Purgatory is one of the earliest imitations after Hieronymus Bosch in the John G. Johnson collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The scene is replete with bizarre creatures suffering from deformities that were thought to forebode evil in early modern Europe.
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