The Torment of Murderers

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The Torment of Murderers


Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450 - 1489)




Ghent Belgium Europe Valenciennes France Europe (Place created)




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

Object Number:

Ms. 30, fol. 13v

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The angel first shows Tondal's soul the torment reserved for murderers. Those who have killed people are repeatedly burned, roasted, then liquefied and strained into a cauldron of burning coals. The illuminator here depicted the murderers falling into the pot of boiling liquid.

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