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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 45r

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Left column:
Isaiah: Scene, Martyrdom -- Isaiah, wearing loincloth, arms behind him, is supported by saltire cross, his feet tied to right support of the cross. He is flanked by two executioners, each holding handle of saw across his breast.
Caption, YSAIAS DIUIDITUR CUM SERRA LIGNEA, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Mesha: Sacrifice of Son -- On wall above portal, and flanked by two towers, son of Mesha kneels before Mesha, crowned (?), extending left hand to son and raising saber with right hand.
Caption, REX IMMOLAUIT FILIU(M) SUPER MURUM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference in upper margin not legible.

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