The Martyrs and the Pure Sing Praises to God

Simon Marmion1475

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

After leaving the faithfully married, Tondal¿s soul and the angel come upon a wall made of gold, reserved for martyrs and those ¿who crucified their flesh against the vices and lusts of the world.¿ Sitting upon sumptuous thrones of gold and silk, richly dressed men and women sing ¿Alleluia.¿ Each wears a crown, a sign of victory over sin.

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  • Title: The Martyrs and the Pure Sing Praises to God
  • Date Created: 1475
  • Location Created: Ghent, Belgium
  • Physical Dimensions: w26.2 x h36.3 cm
  • Type: Folio
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  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=2387
  • Medium: "Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment"
  • illuminator: Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450 - 1489)
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  • Subject: Guardian Angels, Heaven