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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 33r

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Left column:
Moses: Child at Court of Pharaoh -- Pharaoh, name inscribed PHARAO, seated on bench, extends left hand, and with right hand indicates Moses, name inscribed MOYSES, nimbed, holding right hand to mouth, extending left hand to pan of coals, held by small male figure wearing apron. Broken crown is at feet of Moses. At right, soldier, labelled PONTIFEX YDALORUM, wearing helmet, grasps, with right hand, hilt of sword in sheath held by his left hand at his waist.
Caption, PUER MOYSES CONFREGIT CORONA(M) PH(ARA)ONIS CU(M) HA(M)MONE, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, EXOD(US) SECUNDUM, is in upper margin.
Right column:
Nebuchadnezzar: Dream I -- Nebuchadnezzar, name inscribed NABUGODONOSOR, crowned, eyes shut, reclines. Statue of nude man, crowned, holding spear with right hand and shield with left, stands next to, or on, Nebuchadnezzar.
Caption, NABUGODONOSOR UIDIT STATUAM MAGNAM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, DANIEL(IS) SECUNDUM, is in upper margin.

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