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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 32v
Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holding swaddled Christ Child, nimbed, rides bridled ass, reins held by right hand of Joseph the Carpenter, wearing soft peaked hat, carrying, with left hand, staff draped with bundle over left shoulder. In background, two idols fall from each of two columns.
Caption, OMNIA YDOLA EGYPTI CORTUERUNT INTRANTE IHESU IN EGYPTUM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, MATH[EUS] 2, is in upper margin.
Jeremiah: Idol of Egypt -- Female idol, crowned, supporting child with right arm stands on pedestal flanked by two torches or columns.
Caption, EGIPTII FECERUNT YMAGINEM UIRGINIS CU(M) PU(ER)O PROPTER P(RO)PHECIAM IEREMIE, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, YSAIE, is in upper margin.
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