The Last Judgment: The Weighing of Souls

Hispano-Flemish, early 16th century (restored in 1988)
Tempera (?) on panel
Church of St. Nicholas, Burgos, Spain

The photograph shows only the lower register. The upper register features a Deësis with angels and trumpets. The entire panel is 750 x 520 centimeters.

This subject, the weighing of souls at the last judgment, is also referred to as the Psychostasy. There is a similar Psychostasy, with St. Michael defeating a demon who is trying to pull down one of the scales, in the Last Judgment relief on the north tympanum of Burgos Cathedral, a few steps from the church of St. Nicholas.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. Details of size, date, and provenance provided by the church guidebook.