The angel takes Tondal's soul to the gate of Hell. Amidst a crowd of demons, the great Lucifer squeezes writhing souls in his ten thousand hands as if they were in a winepress. He then tosses the crushed souls into the flames around him. Tondal's soul recognizes many of his friends and family members suffering in this infernal region.


  • Title: The Gates of Hell and Lucifer
  • 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.141.30.30v
  • Culture: Franco-Flemish
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 30, fol. 30v
  • Creator Display Name: Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450 - 1489)
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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