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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.151 fol. 62r

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, with crossed nimbus, partially draped in mantle, bleeding from wounds, sits on arc in mandorla with his feet on globe. Above the Christ are four angels, including one with tau cross with titulus, two kneeling with joined hands raised, and one with column (Instruments of Passion). Flanking the Christ are two angels, kneeling and playing horns. Below, to left are four nimbed figures, including Virgin Mary (?), kneeling with joined hands raised. To right are five nimbed figures, all nimbed, two with joined hands raised, including John the Baptist (?), kneeling with joined hands raised, and Peter (?), tonsured. Below the Christ five nude souls rise from graves, three with joined hands raised. Miniature framed by columns.

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