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#536: Tympanum: The Damned

Photo 536: Tympanum: The Damned - Autun Cathedral

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Photo ID
536
Credit
Title
Tympanum: The Damned
Caption
Detail of the Last Judgment tympanum over the west door, sculpted by Gislebertus around 1130. On the lower right of the tympanum, the damned rise from their graves and march off to Hell in torment. Among them, a greedy man clutches his money bags, a lustful woman has her breasts grawed by snakes, and one sinner is grasped by two giant claws around his head. Two people still sit on their tombs wrapped in grave clothes. Compared with the joyful parallel on the left, they do not look to be in any hurry to cast them aside and stand up.
Geotag
46.945168° N, 4.299147° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
200