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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 78v

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, raising right hand and extending left hand, wearing cloak, showing all wounds, is seated on gold arc, with feet resting on tripartite globe. Flowers, possibly lilies, are at His right shoulder; sword is at His left. He is flanked above by two angels, emerging from clouds, blowing trumpets. He is flanked below by Virgin Mary, veiled, and Evangelist John, both nimbed, with joined hands, looking up toward Christ. Emerging from graves are three figures, two with arms raised, one crowned, one with joined hands, two nude, one partially draped, all looking up.
Margins decorated with border of gold vine scroll on green with barbed quatrefoil enclosing rose at each corner.

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