Doom - Lutterworth, Leicestershire

walwyn Sun, 02/12/2012 - 15:33
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Medieval wall painting


This 14th century "Last Judgement" painting is above the chancel arch of the Lutterworth church where John Wycliffe was the vicar.


Medieval wall painting Last Judgement


At the top Christ is sat on a rainbow displaying the marks of the Crucifixion, whilst angels to the left and right hold the cross and spear. Outside of these are angels blowing trumpets to awaken the dead. A blue line separates these figures from those below.


Medieval wall painting Dead Arise


The bottom half of the painting consists of white figures and skeletons climbing out of their graves in response to the trumpet calls, and flames can be seen within the coffins.


Medieval wall painting Angel and Trumpet