Tondal's Soul Enters Hell, Accompanied by his Guardian Angel

Object Details

Title:

Tondal's Soul Enters Hell, Accompanied by his Guardian Angel

Artist/Maker(s):

Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450 - 1489)

Culture:

Franco-Flemish

Place(s):

Valenciennes France Ghent Belgium (Place created)

Date:

1475

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment

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After Tondal fell unconscious to the floor, he refused to leave his body for fear of the terrible demons waiting to take his soul. According to the text, a beautiful angel descended to offer comfort. The angel promised to take Tondal's soul on a journey, beginning with hell, and ordered him to remember all he will learn. In the miniature, the demons hover over the heads of Tondal's worried friends in the interval before his angelic guide appears.

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Exhibitions
"The Visions of Tondal" and Manuscripts from the Time of Margaret of York (April 17 to July 1, 1990)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, (Malibu), April 17 to July 1, 1990