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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 23v

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Left column:
Christ: crowned with Thorns -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, bleeding from wounds, holding palm (?) with right hand, is seated on bench with footrest. He is flanked by four men, two kneeling, one holding blank scroll, one wearing hat, one extending left hand to the crown of thorns. Another blank scroll is in foreground.
Caption, XPC CORONATUS EST SPINIS, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Darius the Mede: Crown taken -- Apame, inscribed CO(N)CUBINA, veiled, extends right hand to crown worn by Darius the Mede, inscribed REX, raising right hand, seated on bench.
Caption, APEMEN CO(N)CUBINA REGIS CORONA(M) REGALE(M) D(E) CAPITE, is inscribed above miniature.

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