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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 3v

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Left column:
Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, name inscribed DEUS raising right hand in blessing, holding with left hand, scroll on lap, is seated on arc with feet resting on second arc, enclosed in mandorla. He is flanked by nine angels, one raising right hand, two with joined hands, one with hands crossed on breast. Below, winged dragon opens mouth toward nude, headless body with no hands or feet. In foreground, nude man, bleeding from wounds reclines, his head in mouth of animal labeled LUCIFER.
Right column:
Eve: Creation -- Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, name inscribed DEUS, raising right hand in blessing, grasps with left hand body of Eve, name inscribed EUA, with joined hands, emerging from side of Adam, nimbed, name inscribed ADA(M), reclining, legs crossed, resting head on left hand, next to tree.

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