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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 10r

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Left column:
Gideon: Fleece -- Gideon, name inscribed GEDEON, wearing armor, his helmet on his back, sword at left side, kneels with joined hands raised and looks up toward fleece labelled UELLUS.
Caption, UELLUS GEDEONIS REPLITU(M) E(ST) RORE CELI T(ER)RA SICCA MAN(EN)TE, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Rebecca: sought in Marriage -- Next to well with pulley, and bucket hanging on chain, Rebecca, name inscribed REBECCA, crowned, wearing hairnet, holds pitcher to mouth of Eleazer, name inscribed S(ER)UUS ABRAHE, wearing hat, holding bottom of pitcher with both hands. He is wearing spurs.
Caption, REBECCA DEDIT POTU(M) S(ER)UO ABRAHE ELYESER, is inscribed above scene.

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