Lorenzo Monaco
Initial C with the Last Judgment

Florence, 1406-7
Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment
From an antiphonary at the monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Florence
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975.1.2485.

In the small space, Monaco has retained only a few rudiments of the traditional Last Judgment iconography. An angel trumpets the end as the dead rise from the ground. Above them, Christ points them heavenward, his chest and left hand showing the wounds of the Passion.

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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.