The Last Judgement, um 1500
About the object
This panel was the back section of the shrine belonging to the former high altar in the Church of St Jacob in Pfullendorf. The middle section - depicting Christ pronouncing eternal judgement and the angels blowing trumpets to raise the dead - is missing. It was customary in former times to take confession behind the choir altar, with the effect that the Last Judgment was dramatically brought home to the penitent parishioner.