MOSAIC ARTIST, Italian
(active 1240-1300 in Florence)

Vault (northwest section)

1240-1300
Mosaic
Baptistry, Florence

The northwest section presents a vision of hell as a single continuous panorama. Devils of both tiny and monstrous size are taking charge of the resurrected souls and driving them in a great throng toward the pit of the inferno.

This section shows, from the top to the bottom, God the Creator and choirs of angels; angels with trumpets, angels with instruments of torture; John the Baptist and Apostles as witnesses to the Last Judgment; the damned, hell.




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