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Both 1 and 2 have Christ, large, in centre, with saved on Christ's right and damned on the left.
At conques in particular, specific iconography to represent the saved and the damned - holy books, orderly vs demons, flames of hell, Satan imitating Christ, portrayal of punishment - lust, pride etc.
Angel divides the saved from the damned.
In Autun, the saved are coming naked out of tombs, given clothing, St Peter with the key, welcoming those who are coming into heaven. Imagery from the book of Revelation. The other side, souls being being weighed and found wanting. Sense of fun. Angel with worthy heavy soul, with demons on the other side trying to cheat, tip the scales down. Big teeth, and open mouths. Woman whose breasts are being bitten by snakes. Certainly powerful and evocative imagery.
Inscriptions on both. Talks about the division between heaven and hell. A question is 'why bother with text?' - shows off learning - 'Tartarus' = hell in greek. Also brings out specific details - angel bringing Christ a book - taking a note of all the names entering heaven. In Autun - it can seem like Christ is speaking.
Autun = "Gislebertus hoc fecit" - "Gislebertus made this" - could be sculptor, or could be person who commissioned it. Right in the middle, an important statement.
Would have been really garish, colourwise.
Makes the worshipper think about their life choices. Getting you to face up to things you may not have revealed to others - God is omniscient. Idea that life is a battle between good and evil.
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