The Torment of Murderers

Object Details

Title:

The Torment of Murderers

Artist/Maker(s):

Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450 - 1489)

Culture:

Franco-Flemish

Place(s):

Ghent Belgium Valenciennes France (Place created)

Date:

1475

Medium:

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

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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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