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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 27v

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Left column:
Christ: Crucifixion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, bleeding from wounds, wearing long loincloth, is affixed with three nails to cross. Above Him is inscription CO(N)SUMATU(M) EST (John 19:30). He is flanked by four men, all looking up toward Him, three indicating Him. One stands next to inscription SI FILI(US) DEI ES DESCENDE N(UN)C DE CRUCE (Matthew 27:40). Another stands next to scroll inscribed CONFIDIT I(N) D(E)O LIB(ER)ET SE NUNC SI UULT (Matthew 27:43, variant). The fourth holds scroll inscribed UACH QUI DEST(RUX)IT DEI T(EM)PLU(M) ET POST T(RI)DUU(M) REEDIFICAT (Matthew 27: 40, variant)
Caption, SYNOGOGA DERISIT XPM REGE(M) SUU(M) ET D(OMI)N(U)M, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
David: despised by Michal -- David, crowned, inscribed REX DAUID, indicates with right hand scroll held with left hand inscribed Q(UA)M GL(ORI)OS(US) FUIT REX ISR(AE)L HODIE NUDATUS Q(UA)SI UN(US) DE SCURRIS (II Samuel 6:20, variant) He looks toward Michal, name inscribed MICHOL, crowned, raising right hand, looking toward David.
Caption, MICHOL S(U)BS(T)ANAT UIRU(M) SUU(M) DAUID, is inscribed above miniature.

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