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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 38r

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Left column:
Moses: Passover -- Lamb on spit is surrounded by seven men, wearing hats, and one woman, veiled, all holding staves, four touching the lamb, two holding one hand to mouths.
Caption, AGNUS PASCHALIS FIGURAUIT CHRI(STU)M, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, EXODUS 12, is in upper margin.
Right column:
Abraham: blessed by Melchisedek -- Melchisedek, crowned, holding chalice with right hand and loaf with left hand, stands facing Abraham, name inscribed ABRAHAM, as soldier, wearing helmet and armor, pushing up visor of helmet with right hand, holding at left side spear and shield decorated with a chevron between three crosses.
Caption, MELCHISEDECH OBTULIT ABRAHE PANEM ET UINU(M), is inscribed above scene.
Text references, EXODUS 14 and GENES(IS) QUINDECIMO (?), are in upper margin.

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