Demons Dragging Tondal into the Infernal Cistern

Simon Marmion1475

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

The angel takes Tondal's soul to the Cistern of Hell, where demons cook sinners' souls in a pit filled with a foul-smelling whirlwind of flame. To the despair of Tondal's soul, demons drag him into the pit and threaten to take him to their prince, Lucifer. Suddenly, however, the angel once again comes to Tondal's aid, driving the demons away and comforting him.


  • Title: Demons Dragging Tondal into the Infernal Cistern
  • Creator: Simon Marmion
  • Date Created: 1475
  • Location Created: Ghent, Belgium; Valenciennes, France
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 36.3 × 26.2 cm (14 5/16 × 10 5/16 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 87.MN.141.29.29
  • Culture: Franco-Flemish
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 30, fol. 29
  • Creator Display Name: Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450 - 1489)
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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