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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 4v

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Left column:
Adam and Eve: Fall of Man -- Nude Adam and Eve, flanking tree, face each other, Eve, name inscribed EUA, indicating tree with left hand and holding fruit with right hand, and Adam, name inscribed ADAM, extending left hand and holding fruit with right hand.
Caption, MULIER DECEPIT UIRUM UT SECUM COMEDERET, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Adam and Eve: Expulsion -- Angel, nimbed, raising sword with right hand, places left hand on right shoulder of Adam, name inscribed ADA(M), covering genitals with leaves. Eve, name inscribed EUA, preceedes him, covering genitals with leaves. Tree is in background.
Caption, ANGELUS HIC EOS EXPULSIT DE PARADYSO, is inscribed above scene.

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