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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 25r

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Left column:
Christ: Parable, Wicked Husbandmen -- Two men, one holding spear, the other holding sword stab third recumbent man in breast and neck. All are below arch in wall with tower flanked by grape vines.
Caption, HERES UINEE P(RO)IECTUS E(ST) DE UINEA ET INT(ER)F(E)C(T)US E(ST), is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Moses: Spies of Canaan -- Two men carry pole between them, resting it on their left shoulders; two handled vase hangs on the pole. Above them, grapevine grows from top of miniature frame.
Caption, DUO UIRI PORTABA(N)T BOTRU(M) D(E) T(ER)RA P(RO)MISSIO(N)IS I(N) DES(ER)TU(M), is inscribed above miniature.

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