MS G.55 fol. 139v

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Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

France, Langres
ca. 1465
157 x 113 mm

Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984

MS G.55 fol. 139v

Christ: Last Judgment — Amid clouds, Christ is seated on an arc with his feet resting on another arc and his arms raised. He has rays as a crossed nimbus and is draped in a mantle. At His left are a crowned Virgin Mary with her hands extended toward Christ and, standing behind her, two men. At right is John Baptist(?) with his arms extended toward Christ. He also has two men standing behind him. Below, souls emerge from graves, some nude, some clothed, some with hands joined, and some with hands raised.
The frame is inscribed SURGITE MORTUI UENITE AD IUDITIUM. The margins are decorated with floreate ornament inhabited by a rabbit. The heraldic shield of Pierre de Bosredont (quarterly, vair and gules) is in the lower margin.