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14.8: Last Judgment Tympanum

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  • Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker provide a description, historical perspective, and analysis of the Last Judgment Tympanum, from the Central Portal on West facade of the Cathedral of St. Lazare.

    A Note from Dr. Zucker: In the video, I state that Lazarus’s sister is Mary Magdalene. This is not correct although his sister’s name is indeed Mary (many thanks to IkarusZmedieval for pointing out the error). It is worth noting however that The Golden Legend, which would become available about a century later, but was based on earlier common beliefs, actually does conflate these two Marys (just as I did).
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    Last Judgment Tympanum, Central Portal on West facade of the Cathedral of St. Lazare, Autun, c. 1130–46

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