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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Ghent; England, ca. 1420
MS M.46 fol. 99v

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Two angels, as half figures, one inscribed MISERICORDIA and holding lily, and the other inscribed IUSTINA and holding raised sword, hold open mantle of Christ, with crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, showing bleeding wounds, as half figure in clouds surmounting tripartite globe (as Man of Sorrows ?). Above is arc of heaven, and below are three souls emerging from graves. Diaper background.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and foliate ornament, inhabited by two angels, both playing horns from which extend scrolls, one inscribed SURGITE MORTUI VENITE AD IUDICIUM NUNC MANIFESTABUNTUR SECRETA CORDIUM, and the other inscribed UNIVUIQUIS IUXTA PERA LARGIETUR PREMIUM IUSTUS DOMINUS IUSTUM IUDICUM.

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