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Speculum humanae salvationis
Belgium, Bruges, mid 15th century
MS M.385. Fol. 027r

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Left column:
Codrus of Athens: Death --Codrus of Athens, crowned, hands crossed on breast stands flanked by two soldiers, each wearing helmet and armor, holding or wearing decorated shield with sword at waist, gesturing toward Codrus with one hand. Below, older Codrus, hands crossed on breast, is flanked and stabbed by two soldiers with swords, wearing shields decorated as above.Right column:

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