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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Churches
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Apocalypse, Christian iconology, Conques, Maestas Domini, Parousia, iconography, medieval, middle ages, romanesque, tympanum
Photo Info

Dimensions1700 x 1131
Original file size485 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Jul-12 12:15
Date modified1-Jan-17 11:42
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length160 mm
Focal length (35mm)160 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Depiction of the Second Coming of Christ at Conques

In the center of the tympanum composition appears Christ in triumph, his right hand pointed upwards toward heaven, his left down towards earth, a gesture referring to his second coming (Parousia), and surrounded by a host of angels. Underneath the dead rise from their graves. The souls are being weighed by the Archangel Michael, while a grinning demon tries to influence the outcome.