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The Torment of Murderers

Simon Marmion1475

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

The angel first shows Tondal¿s soul the torment reserved for murderers. Those who have killed people are repeatedly burned, roasted, then liquefied and strained into a cauldron of burning coals. The illuminator here depicted the murderers falling into the pot of boiling liquid.

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  • Title: The Torment of Murderers
  • Date Created: 1475
  • Location Created: Ghent, Belgium
  • Type: Folio
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=2373
  • Medium: "Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment"
  • illuminator: Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450 - 1489)
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: Guardian Angels, Hell

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