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
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705