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#8169: Last Judgment Window: The Bad Death

Photo 8169: Last Judgment Window: The Bad Death - Bourges Cathedral

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Photo ID
8169
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Title
Last Judgment Window: The Bad Death
Caption
Right half of an interesting double scene on the bottom register of the Last Judgment Window in the ambulatory of Bourges Cathedral, dating from c.1215-25. Replacing the usual donor panels, it makes for a poignant earthly prelude to the cosmic events shown above. A rich man (indicated by large purse and fur-lined cloak) is pulled out of church by a demon. The priest holds a book in his left hand and points an unknown object at him with his right. On the right, the man's soul is punished by demons in a fiery hell. He receives the usual special punishment for greed: a demon gleefully defecates money in his mouth. Restorer's mark "G39" visible in the right panel.
Geotag
47.082229° N, 2.399139° E
Uploaded
May 18, 2011
ISO
400