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Inferno: Virgil and Dante look up at the furies from BL Eg 943, f. 17

Inferno: Virgil and Dante look up at the furies from BL Eg 943, f. 17

 
 
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Framed miniature of Virgil and Dante looking up at the bloodstained furies at the top of a tower. Image taken from f. 17 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (ff. 187-187v). Written in Italian.

The Divine Comedy is a poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval worldview as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century.

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1200 - 1500
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