The Anastasis

Church of San Giorgio dei Greci, Venice

This is a typical Anastasis. Christ is in a mandorla; in other Anastasis images that lack the mandorla he will carry a long cross. He stands on the broken gates of Hell with the chasm below, taking Adam's wrist with one hand and holding a scroll with the other. Eve is by Adam's side. At her back is St. John the Baptist, identifiable by his halo and his pointing to Christ. Behind him stand several Old Testament prophets. On the left are the two kings David and Solomon, with a third notable whose Eastern-style hat identifies him as Aaron or possibly Moses.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.