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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 427r

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1) Christ: Last Judgment -- In initial D decorated with geometric ornament, patterned background, and foliate spandrels, Christ, crossed pearled nimbus, wears a crown of thorns on His head and a mantle, and shows His wounds.
He sits on the arc of heaven, flanked by two sarcophagi, containing two resurrected. One is nude, the other as a bishop wearing miter; both raise their joined hands. rising from the sarcophagus.
Above are three flying nimbed angels. Two hold Instruments of the Passion, including a cross, three nails, and a spear; the third blows a trumpet.
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with ivy foliage.

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