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Christ in Limbo (Les Christ descendant aux enfers [The Descent of Christ into Limbo])
  • James Ensor
    1860–1949
    born: Ostend, Belgium ; died: Ostend, Belgium
  • Christ in Limbo (Les Christ descendant aux enfers [The Descent of Christ into Limbo]), 1895
  • Where object was made: Belgium
  • etching, hand coloring
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 83 x 136 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 240 x 303 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 3 1/4 x 5 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 7/16 x 11 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0039
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Male figure in center (identified as Christ) going down into hell with demons and devils on his right and left.