French; Paris / The Last Judgment, from a Book of Hours / ca. 1400French; Paris
The Last Judgment, from a Book of Hours
ca. 1400

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Dates/Places: French; Paris
Creator Name-CRT: French; Paris
Title: The Last Judgment, from a Book of Hours
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1380
Creation End Date: 1420
Creation Date: ca. 1400
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: tempera and gold on vellum
Dimensions: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (9.5 x 6.4 cm)

Flying above the hills in a sky with a tessellated ground of red, blue, and gold, two angels herald the Last Judgment. Christ, seated on a double rainbow, extends his hands toward the souls of the dead, who emerge from their earthly tombs and raise their hands to him in supplication. They represent people from all walks of life?men, women, a crowned king, and a pope. Imploring Christ on their behalf are the Virgin at the left, one breast bared, and Saint John at the right.

This miniature comes from a Book of Hours, which was used by its owner during private prayers throughout the day.

AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1998.179
Credit Line: Gift of Max Falk, in honor of William D. Wixom, 1998
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1998.179
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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