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Belgium, possibly Brussels, ca. 1475
MS M.485 fol. 117v

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, nimbed, wearing crown of thorns, raising right hand in blessing, extending left hand, showing wounds, His body partially draped, is seated on arc, His feet on tripartite globe. He is flanked above by two angels, heads surmounted by crosses, blowing horns. He is flanked below by half-figures on clouds of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, with joined hands, and by John Baptist, nimbed, with joined hands. Below two more angels, heads surmounted by crosses blow horns above seven (?) open graves from which emerge three nude men, one with joined hands, and one nude woman, orant.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including dianthus and strawberry, and inhabited by two falcons, and monkey, seated on ground holding cat (?) upright.

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