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#542: Tympanum: Punishments of the Damned

Photo 542: Tympanum: Punishments of the Damned - Autun Cathedral

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Photo ID
542
Credit
Title
Tympanum: Punishments of the Damned
Caption
Detail of the Last Judgment tympanum over the west door, sculpted by Gislebertus around 1130. To the right of the Weighing of Souls, a demon torments the damned as he pulls them into the Jaws of Hell. A woman on the left is receiving the standard punishment for lust, a snake grawing at her breast, while the demon spears her with a pitchfork. Next to her, three people are strung together by their necks. On the far right, divided from the horrific scene by a vine, an angel trumpets to awaken the dead. Along the bottom is a Latin inscription warning against the horrors of Hell.
Geotag
46.945168° N, 4.299147° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
200