old incunabula present a lot of hell's doors. I've under my eyes a
version of Pierre Michault's Dance aux Aveugles, fac-simile of the Le
Petit Laurens edition (Slatkine, 1974) whith the Death of the Apocalyps
riding out of the hell whitth a coffin under the arm.
The Kalendrier et compost des bergiers shows one too, as far as I
In Durer's woodcuts, too, you'll find a Christ in front of the gate of
Hell (interesting, it looks like a cellar ventilator) (great and litle
I'll mention others when I find them, an send you the pictures as soon
as my scanner works
ctault a écrit :
> Dear All,
> I think I may have posted this query a long time ago, so please excuse me if I
> repeat myself. I am interested in finding as many examples of the medieval
> hell mouth as I can. It is a part of depictions of the last judgement, where
> sinners a being thrown and stuffed into the gaping maw of a terrifying beast,
> who represents the entrance to hell. The only architectural example I know is
> found on the west facade of Bourges cathedral. The only graphic
> representation I know is the colored drawing of the Valenciennes Passion Play
> of 1547, which, though very late, corresponds in details to descriptions I
> have from Italy a century earlier.
> Can anyone tell me where to find others? Thank you.
> C. Thomas Ault
> Theatre Department
> Indiana University of Pennsylvania
> Indiana, PA 15705
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