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Tondal's Soul Enters Hell, Accompanied by his Guardian Angel
Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450 - 1489)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
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