Last Judgment Carvings Photos

Early Christian art often carved gruesome scenes of the Last Judgment over church portals to remind sinners rich and poor of the eternal heavenly or hellish consequences of their actions.

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Cross of Scriptures features Last Judgment in wheel at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Last Judgment detail on Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Last Judgment carving on West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Last Judgment with Christ flanked by saved & damned atop Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Cross of Scriptures (c10thC) (east face) features Last Judgment in wheel at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Last Judgment detail on Cross of Scriptures (east face) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Last Judgment carving on West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Last Judgment with Christ flanked by saved & damned atop Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Last Judgment on tympanum of central portal of St-Denis Basilica. St Denis, France.Sinners being cast into Hell on Last Judgment at St-Denis Basilica. St Denis, France.Last judgment carving on St Maclou church. Rouen, France.Deep porches with Last Judgment topped by statues & rose window of Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Laon, France.
Last Judgment on tympanum of central portal of St-Denis Basilica. St Denis, France.Sinners being cast into Hell on Last Judgment at St-Denis Basilica. St Denis, France.Last judgment carving on St Maclou church (c1514). Rouen, France.Deep porches with Last Judgment topped by statues & rose window of Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Laon, France.
Last Judgment carving over center portal of Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris, France.Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Dead rising from tombs in Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.
Last Judgment carving over center portal of Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris, France.Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Dead rising from tombs in Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.
Bishops, rich & kings being thrown into burning vats of hell in Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.God & Jesus flanked by angels at center of Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Dead arising from their tombs in Last Judgment scene on Cathedral. Reims, France.Bishops, rich & kings being thrown into burning vats of hell in Last Judgment scene on Cathedral. Reims, France.
Bishops, rich & kings being thrown into burning vats of hell in Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.God & Jesus flanked by angels at center of Last Judgment scene on Reims Cathedral. Reims, France.Dead arising from their tombs in Last Judgment scene on Cathedral. Reims, France.Bishops, rich & kings being thrown into burning vats of hell in Last Judgment scene on Cathedral. Reims, France.
Bishops, rich & kings being thrown into burning vats of hell in Last Judgment scene on Cathedral. Reims, France.Central portal with angels & Christ over Last Judgment story of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Angels weighing souls on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Souls tortured & boiled over fires of hell on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Bishops, rich & kings being thrown into burning vats of hell in Last Judgment scene on Cathedral. Reims, France.Central portal with angels & Christ over Last Judgment story of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Angels weighing souls on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Souls tortured & boiled over fires of hell on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Souls rising from graves on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Central doorway of Cathedral St Lazarre with renowned Tympanum of Last Judgment. Autun, France.Detail of separation of blessed from damned at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of apostles attending the weighing of soles at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.
Souls rising from graves on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Central doorway of Cathedral St Lazarre with renowned Tympanum of Last Judgment. Autun, France.Detail of separation of blessed from damned at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of apostles attending the weighing of soles at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.
Detail of angel placing sole in balance pan at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of weighing of soles at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of Satan pressing on balance beam to send extra soles to Hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of sole being plucked into Hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.
Detail of angel placing sole in balance pan at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of weighing of soles at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of Satan pressing on balance beam to send extra soles to Hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of sole being plucked into Hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.
Detail of soles lamenting their fate of Hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of dead arising during Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Portal & Last Judgement over Nativity tympanum of St Martin church. Colmar, France.Last Judgment tympanum over central door of Cathedral. Metz, France.
Detail of soles lamenting their fate of Hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Detail of dead arising during Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral St Lazarre. Autun, France.Portal & Last Judgement over Nativity tympanum of St Martin church. Colmar, France.Last Judgment tympanum over central door of Cathedral. Metz, France.
Weighing of souls at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral. Metz, France.Souls entering jaws of hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral. Metz, France.Detail of souls entering jaws of hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral. Metz, France.Cast of Romanesque last judgment arch of Ste.-Foy abbey church from Conques at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.
Weighing of souls at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral. Metz, France.Souls entering jaws of hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral. Metz, France.Detail of souls entering jaws of hell at Last Judgment on tympanum of Cathedral. Metz, France.Cast of Romanesque last judgment arch of Ste.-Foy abbey church from Conques (Aveyron) at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.
Cast of Romanesque last judgment arch of Cathedral St.-Lazare from Autun at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Stone fragments carved with last judgment scenes found at Notre Dame of Paris at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Last judgment & offering a lamb painted scenes at St Chapelle. Paris, France.Facade tympanum of Basilique Ste-Madeleine showing last judgment. Vézelay, France.
Cast of Romanesque last judgment arch of Cathedral St.-Lazare from Autun (Saône-et-Loire) at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Stone fragments carved with last judgment scenes (1210-20) found at Notre Dame of Paris at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Last judgment & offering a lamb painted scenes at St Chapelle. Paris, France.Facade tympanum (remade 1856) of Basilique Ste-Madeleine showing last judgment. Vézelay, France.
Details of facade tympanum of Basilique Ste-Madeleine last judgment innocents passing into heaven. Vézelay, France.Details of facade tympanum of Basilique Ste-Madeleine last judgment weighing soles for hell. Vézelay, France.Details of facade tympanum of Basilique Ste-Madeleine dead arising from grave at last judgment. Vézelay, France.Christ with Evangelist symbols over Apostles on Last Judgment scene over portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.
Details of facade tympanum of Basilique Ste-Madeleine last judgment innocents passing into heaven. Vézelay, France.Details of facade tympanum of Basilique Ste-Madeleine last judgment weighing soles for hell. Vézelay, France.Details of facade tympanum of Basilique Ste-Madeleine dead arising from grave at last judgment. Vézelay, France.Christ with Evangelist symbols (angel of St Luke, eagle of St John lion of St Matthew, bull of St Mark) over Apostles on Last Judgment scene over portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.
Last Judgment scene with Christ & Evangelists over Apostles all surrounded by arch of angels over portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.Row of saved souls going to heaven in Last Judgment scene carved to left of portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.Row of chained sinners going to hell in Last Judgment scene carved to right of portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.Last Judgment scene, St Jacob, St Phillip sculpted to right of portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.
Last Judgment scene with Christ & Evangelists over Apostles all surrounded by arch of angels over portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.Row of saved souls going to heaven in Last Judgment scene carved to left of portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.Row of chained sinners going to hell in Last Judgment scene carved to right of portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.Last Judgment scene, St Jacob, St Phillip sculpted to right of portal of St Trophime church. Arles, France.
Last Judgment pediment of Église de la Madeleine. Paris, France.Last Judgment pediment of Église de la Madeleine. Paris, France.Tympanum carving of Last Judgment at St Sebaldus Church. Nuremberg, Germany.Resurrection carving at St Sebaldus Church. Nuremberg, Germany.
Last Judgment pediment of Église de la Madeleine. Paris, France.Last Judgment pediment of Église de la Madeleine. Paris, France.Tympanum carving of Last Judgment at St Sebaldus Church. Nuremberg, Germany.Resurrection carving at St Sebaldus Church. Nuremberg, Germany.
Last judgment scene from arch above entrance of St Lawrence Church. Nuremberg, Germany.Last Judgment ivory carving from Naples at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Last Judgment ivory carving from Naples at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of Last Judgment ivory carving from Naples at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Last judgment scene from arch above entrance of St Lawrence Church. Nuremberg, Germany.Last Judgment ivory carving (1st half 18thC) from Naples at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Last Judgment ivory carving (1st half 18thC) from Naples at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of Last Judgment ivory carving (1st half 18thC) from Naples at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Detail of Last Judgment ivory carving from Naples at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.


Detail of Last Judgment ivory carving (1st half 18thC) from Naples at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.



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