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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 41r
Noah: Drunkenness -- Noah, wearing Jew's hat, reclines, his legs exposed. Behind Noah, Ham, name inscribed CAM, and another son hold cloth, shielding Noah from view of third son, only hair visible behind the cloth.
Caption, CAM DERIDET PATREM SUUM NOE, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, GENES(IS) OCTAVO, is in upper margin.
Samson: blinded by Philistines -- Samson, hands and feet bound, stands with back to column, and is flanked by five men, one poking stick into right eye of Samson, and two others pulling his hair.
Scene is within a frame of three arches, before three vaulted bays surmounted by windowed wall.
Caption, PHILISTEI EXCECAUERUNT SAMPSONEM ET DERISERUNT EUM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, IUDICUS SEDECIMO, is in upper margin.
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