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Egg Monster from Last Judgment
By Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450-1519)
In Bosch ‘s work "The Temptation of St Anthony" amidst there are many unlucky ones who are speared, ripped open, strangled or even fried. This monster in the egg that has been shot by an arrow, steps jovially into the middle panel. He appears to be detached from his entourage. Meanwhile, his fellow monsters are painstakingly going about their core-business: carrying out the merciless delivery of the final punishment, for us sinners, in a most inventive manner.
Dimensions: 4 in. x 3.5 in. x 3 in. 0.4 lb. Made of quality resin with hand-painted color details.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK: THE LAST JUDGMENT
Bosch warns us against the consequences of a life of sin. The downfall of the rebellious angels on the left panel heralds the beginning of the end. Further, one sees the chosen few in heaven, with below them the vast remainder who will have to undergo the most horrendous tortures on Judgment Day. Saint Jacob of Compostella and the ‘Holy Bavo’ adorn the closed panels.