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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 88v

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, nimbed, body partially draped, showing wounds in hands and side, is seated in mandorla on rainbow, with feet on second rainbow. He is flanked by two angels blowing horns; above them are lily stalk and sword. Below, Virgin Mary and John Baptist, both nimbed, with joined hands, kneel and look up toward Christ. In background bodies of nude men and women, two with arms raised, emerge from graves.
Margins decorated with border of flowers including speedwell, geranium, and dianthus and inhabited by butterfly, cock (rooster) and snail.

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