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Last Judgment Window: Life, Death and Resurrection

Bottom register of Last Judgment Window in the ambulatory of Bourges Cathedral, dating from c.1215-25. The greyed out panels seem to be absent only temporarily, as they are present in other modern photographs. The lowest panels depict the good death of a righteous man (left) and the demon-inflicted punishment of a wicked rich man (right), as direct consequences of their life as represented by the church scene in the center. Replacing the usual sponsor scenes in other windows, these panels serve as an earthly prologue for the judgment above. Above is the general resurrection of the dead.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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