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1.  The panel shows two, rather portly, winged angels at the base supporting a gadrooned container from which a more traditional angel rises, grasping two beasts by the neck; the beasts are disgorging bell ropes or rosaries.  This scene perhaps represents the efforts of the two self-indulgent beings below to ascend heavenwards.







2.  A similar panel to the previous one, probably from the same area and the same workshop.  Here, the angel at the top is replaced by a devilish mask, none of the figures are winged and their limbs seem contorted, almost inhuman.  The devil holds a long rope that the four figures are pulling on in attempt to raise or lower the central figure.  Two green-men type masks are at either side, their heads covered in leaves.  Perhaps this is a soul on its way to hell.