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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 35r

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Left column:
David: beheading Goliath -- David, wearing short garment, with left hand grasps spear held by right hand of Goliath, and with right hand holds sword to neck of Goliath. Goliath, name inscribed GOLIAS, grasping the spear with right hand, left hand extended to side, falls backward, next to shield decorated with winged dragon. Unattached hand holds end of hand guard of sword held by David.
Caption, DAUID INTERFECIT GOLIAM SUPERBUM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, UNO REGUM XVII, is in upper margin.
Right column:
David: slaying Lion and David: slaying Bear -- David, wearing short garment, is flanked by and extends arms to lion, rampant, and bear standing on hind legs.
Caption, DAUID INTERFECIT URSUM ET LEONEM. CUM CHRISTUM, is inscribed above scene.

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