The Orvieto Last Judgment Reliefs
West façade, Orvieto Cathedral
the dead are resurrected for the final judgment and the righteous await their entrance into Heaven. In the
the unrighteous are packed off to Hell. The prayers of the people in the
next register up
perhaps signify their status in Purgatory. In the
Christ sits enthroned in a mandorla formed of the heads of angels. He is flanked by two sets of twelve men – perhaps the twenty four elders of Revelation 4:10. In the
him are souls in Heaven.
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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.