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Fra Angelico: Hell

Fra Angelico 1387 – 1455

Hell

tempera on panel (102 × 28 cm) — c. 1435 - 1440 Museum Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin

Fra Angelico biography

This work is linked to Revelation 20:4

The right wing of Fra Angelico's Last Judgement. It shows the seven hells, one for each cardinal sin, in line with the description in Dante's Inferno. The monster in the center may be a reference to the Leviathan in the Old Testament.

The seven sins were: greed, wrath, lust, sloth, pride, envy and gluttony.

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