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Compilatio historiarum / Giovanni, da Udine
Switzerland, Basel, ca. 1476
MS M.158 fol. 51r
Miniature, upper left: 1) Christ: Last Judgment, Fifteen Signs (Seventh Sign) -- Beneath cloud, rocky landscape with two trees amid water. Miniature, lower left: 2) Christ: Last Judgment, Fifteen Signs (Eighth Sign) -- Beneath cloud, man, possibly pope, wearing triple crowned papal tiara surmounted by cross, bends over fallen man, flanked by youthful male. In background, sheep departs to left beside veiled woman who is partly visible beside broken building. Miniature, upper right: 3) Christ: Last Judgment, Fifteen Signs (Ninth Sign) -- Beneath cloud, level ground. Miniature, lower right: 4) Christ: Last Judgment, Fifteen Signs (Tenth Sign) -- Beneath cloud, youthful male, gesturing, accompanies bearded man, with hands extended toward woman, with hands raised. In background, veiled woman with joined hands raised is partly visible. Miniatures are proofs for Bernhart Richel’s Spiegel der Menschlichen Behältnis (Basel: 1476) with biblical quotes, commentary and abbreviated extracts, written in German, for the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Signs of the Last Judgment.
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