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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 15r

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Left column:
Elisha: Healing of Naaman -- Naaman, nude, head inclined, hands crossed on breast, upper body covered with sores, stands in Jordan river flanked by man holding scroll (inscription not legible) and by Elisha, wearing hat, right hand on breast, cloth hanging over left arm.
Caption, NAAMA(N) LEP(RO)S(US) IAUIT SE SEPCIES I(N) IORDANE ET MU(N)DAT(US) E(ST), is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Joshua: crossing Jordan -- Ark of Covenant, ARCHA DOMINI, in shape of reliquary, with lock decorated with fleur-de-lis, rests on pole (sic) supported at each end by man grasping the pole with both hands, carrying it on their right shoulders.
Caption, IORDANUS SICCAT(US) EST I(N) TRA(N)SITU FILIO(RUM) ISR(AE)L, is inscribed above miniature.

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