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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 37v

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Left column:
Christ: Last Supper -- In a bird's eye view, Christ, crossed nimbus, is seated at corner of square table, raising His left hand, His right hand on the table, over head of Evangelist John, resting on His breast. They are flanked by ten apostles, six (?) nimbed, and one woman, veiled, all looking up. One crosses hands in lap; the others all rest one or both hands on the table, on which are platter with lamb, two footed cups, and loaves (?).
Caption, CENA DOMINI, is inscribed above scene.
Text references, M(A)THEUS 25, MARCO 14, and LUCAS 22 are in upper margin.
Right column:
Moses: Miracle of Manna -- Moses, name inscribed MOYSES, nimbed, wearing conical hat, raises right hand, holds book with left hand, his head surrounded by scroll inscribed ISTE EST PANIS QUEM D(E)US DEDIT UOBIS AD UESCENDUM. Moses stands amid falling manna; two men, and one woman, veiled, collect, into containers with handles, manna, label inscribed MANHU on three scrolls.
Caption, MANNA DATUR FILIIS ISRAEL, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, EXODUS 16, is in upper margin.

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