Nuremberg Chronicle, Liber Chronicarum [German Edition], Leaf CCLXII, Ultima Etas Mundi (The Last Judgment) , Hand-colored.
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Nuremberg Chronicle, Liber Chronicarum [German Edition], Leaf CCLXII, Ultima Etas Mundi (The Last Judgment), Hand-colored. Nuremberg: Schedel, 1493.
Folio, single full page woodcut print from the Nuremberg Chronicle, depicting the last judgment, from the Apocalypse (the same woodcut used on leaf 265 verso in the Latin edition), showing Christ seated on a rainbow, his feet resting on the orb of the world, flanked by Saint John and the Virgin Mary; the lily of mercy issues from his right ear, and the sword of justice is directed into his left ear, beneath his feet two trumpeting angels are wakening the dead from their graves; a large group is being conducted into heaven by Saint Peter; on the opposite side, demons are taking others to hell; in the center foreground a demon pulls a naked woman from her grave by the hair; hand-colored in red, green, blue, and yellow, the color a bit chalky and faded; the sheet somewhat water stained (more visible on the verso than the image side), text on the verso in German, some marginal splotches and ink spots, a few wormholes; the leaf mounted in a mat with strips of paper tape, slight tear with loss to one corner, double-glazed frame, 17 1/4 x 12 in.
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