Tondal's Soul Enters Hell, Accompanied by his Guardian Angel
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Attributed to Simon Marmion
French, Valenciennes, 1475
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment

MS. 30, FOL. 11V

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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.