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England, Oxford, between 1212 and 1220
MS M.43 fol. 20v

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1) Christ: Temptation, 1st -- Bestial devil, bearded, with horns in elbow and shoulder, and human mask with protruding tongue at genitals, points with left hand to pile of stones below. Devil raises right hand toward Christ, cross-nimbed, standing with right forefinger raised and holding book in draped left hand.
Christ: Temptation, 2nd -- To right, Christ, cross-nimbed, sits on mount, holds book in draped left hand, and raises right forefinger at bestial horned devil, with eyes on thorax, wings at elbows, horns at knees, and claws. With right hand raised, the devil points with left hand toward goods, including drinking horn and vessels, at base of the mount.
2) Christ: Temptation, 3rd -- Bestial devil, with goat's horns on head, horns at shoulders and elbows, human mask at genitals, and webbed right hand, raises left forefinger at cross-nimbed Christ. He raises right hand, holds book in draped left hand, and sits on top of domical temple. Both flank goods of moneybag, drinking horn, goblet, vessel, and round object.
Scenes within decorated frames.

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