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

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Left column:
Christ: anointed by Woman -- Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, holding with left hand scroll inscribed DIMISSA SU(N)T EI PEC(CA)TA MULTA QUAM DILEXIT MULTUM, is seated at draped table on which are covered vessels, cup, spoons (?), plate containing three fish. Also at the table is Simon of Bethany, name inscribed SYMON, extending right hand toward Christ, and resting left hand on table. Before the table, Mary Magdalen, prone, holding open ointment jar with left hand, wipes left foot of Christ with her hair.
Caption, MARIA MAGDALENA EGIT PENITENTIAM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, LUCAS XV, is in upper margin.
Right column:
Manasseh, King of Judah: bound -- Manasseh, crowned, is bound in stocks, with collar around his neck fastened to chains attached to posts of the stocks, and arms extended to the posts, held there by rings.
Caption, MANASSES EGIT PENITENCIAM IN CAPTIUITATE, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, 2 PARALIPOMENON 33, is in upper margin.

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