Laon; Last Judgment, Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary, apostles, St. Michael, the elect, the dead, the wise and foolish virgins, Abraham, angels, Devil; the archivolts, lintel and tympanum of the south portal, west facade (Last Judgment Portal).
 
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Title:Laon; Last Judgment, Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary, apostles, St. Michael, the elect, the dead, the wise and foolish virgins, Abraham, angels, Devil; the archivolts, lintel and tympanum of the south portal, west facade (Last Judgment Portal)
Notes:On the tympanum, Christ, seated in the center, shows his wounds, and angels carry the cross, nails and Crown of Thorns behind him. On his left is Virgin Mary, hands clasped and wearing shoes, and on both sides are apostles, barefoot. Underneath these all are depicted the dead rising again. On the lintel (on the right side), St Michael, with his wings spread out, drives off those doomed to hell: (from left to right) a king, a bishop, an abbot, a nun and a miser, all seized by the Devil. On the left side angels welcome the elect who are barefoot and dressed only in their shirts (except one young monk). The archivolts depict angels sounding their trumpets, carrying babies to Abraham's bosom, and giving out crowns to the blessed. On the topmost arch Christ calls from the temple door to the virtuous virgins with lighted lamps, while the foolish virgins, with their lamps spilled, find the temple door shut. [Martinet 6-7]
Date:1155-
Building:Cathédrale de Laon
City/Town:Laon
Country:France

Scripture:Revelation 20:11-15
Matthew 25:1-13
Mark 13:24-37
General Subject:Last Judgment
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Laon -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:11U1
73C841

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Attribution:Laon; Last Judgment, Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary, apostles, St. Michael, the elect, the dead, the wise and foolish virgins, Abraham, angels, Devil; the archivolts, lintel and tympanum of the south portal, west facade (Last Judgment Portal), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=27253 [retrieved December 6, 2016]. Original source: Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.
Record Number:27253 Last Updated: 2010-12-07 16:27:52 Record Created: 2002-08-01 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Martinet, Suzanne. Laon Cathedral. [Laon, France]: Impr. du Courrier de l'Aisne, 1989.