Mouth of Hell from the Winchester Psalter
Date ca. 1150
Medium Tempera on vellum
Dimensions 12.75 x 9″
Housed at The British Library, London
“Here is Hell and the angel who locks the door”. This piece is Romanesque through and through: monstrous beasts gobble and terrify sinners in Hell; however, they are completely confined to the frame, or compartment, that surrounds them.