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By Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450-1519)
From the work The Last Judgment.
This sculpture adaptation, "The Witches' Kitchen", from Bosch's Last Judgment painting is taken from the central panel on the left side which illustrates a diabolic tavern. People are being cooked, smoked, put through mincing machines, squeezed, fried and roasted on the spit. In this witches' kitchen, sinners are subjected to the Judicium Extremum of the Supreme Judge. The punishment reflects the nature of the sins committed, in this case indulgence and gluttony.
Dimensions: 5.75 in. x 3.4 in. x 2.5 in. 1 lb. Made of quality resin with hand-painted color details.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK: In THE LAST JUDGMENT Hiëronymus 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