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Tondal's Soul Enters Hell, Accompanied by his Guardian Angel

Simon Marmion1475

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

After Tondal fell unconscious to the floor, he refused to leave his body for fear of the terrible demons waiting to take his soul. In the miniature, the demons hover over the heads of Tondal¿s worried friends. According to the text, a beautiful angel descended to offer comfort. The angel promised to take Tondal¿s soul on a journey, beginning with hell, and ordered him to remember all he will learn.

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  • Title: Tondal's Soul Enters Hell, Accompanied by his Guardian Angel
  • 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=2372
  • 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, Demons, Hell

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