The Last Judgment: The Weighing of Souls

North tympanum, Burgos Cathedral, Spain

As in the Last Judgment painting in the church of St. Nicholas nearby, this treatment of the Psychostasy (weighing of souls) involved St. Michael (second figure to the right of the opened mausoleum) frustrating the intention of the devils to pull down one of the scales. Unfortunately, the scales and some other smaller elements in the composition have broken off.

Read more about the Last Judgment and about St. Michael.

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