Typical 'weighing of the souls' scene. St Michael holds the balance and
the pan holding the soul of a good man rises up, despite the best efforts
of Satan and one of his minions to drag it down. St Michael's posture
is particularly elegant - the scales seem to weigh heavily in his left
hand, while his right hand sweeps his cloak out of the way. Two souls
awaiting judgement wait to either side.
As is often the way, the exact details of what is being weighed against
what is somewhat fudged. From their reactions, it would appear that the
naked figures to left and right of the main action are meant to be a righteous
man and a sinner respectively, whose deeds (personified by the two heads
shown in the balance pans) are being compared.
Restoration notes: Restorer's label "G21" at top.