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Between Heaven and Hell

November 12, 2017

This time not a Book of Hours, but a book of the hours of the Antichrist. 

 

Although at the end of this illuminated manuscript there are scenes with the Virgin and Christ surrounded by angel musicians that are often to be found in the books of hours that I've showcased in previous blog posts, this book surprises us with intriguing scenes of the Last Judgement, the Antichrist and a world of horrifying, yet humorous devils. 

 

This French manuscript from the mid 15th century is now housed at the Bodleian Library, 

 

 

 

 

Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134

 

Link with the explanation of some pictures : http://forum.tarothistory.com/viewtopic.php?p=12584

 

 

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