The Last Judgement by Unknown Artist

The relief depicts Christ seated on a globe between the Virgin and This ivory relief made in or near the city of Venice depicts Christ seated on a globe between the Virgin and Baptist, intercessors of the Last Judgement.


Details

Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
15.5 x 21.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£400 ( Total: £1,200)
Acquired in:
1926
Vendor:
G R Harding

To either side of them are the twelve Apostles. At the bottom left an angel blows a horn to signal the resurrection of the dead, at the bottom left groups are led into Paradise. Satan is situated in the middle section on the right where the Damned are devoured by Satan's throne of serpents. The empty throne with the book and instruments at the bottom centre is the Byzantine 'Etimasia,' the symbol of Our Lord as Judge.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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