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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 49r

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Left column:
Joseph: cast into Pit -- Joseph, nude, hands crossed on breast, is in well head that is flanked by two men, each holding cord leading to Joseph.
Caption, JOSEPH AUULSUS EST IN CISTERNAM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, GENESIS TRICENSIMUS SEPTIMUS, is in upper margin.
Right column:
Jonah: cast overboard -- Two men in boat each hold foot of Jona, nude, falling head first into mouth of large fish.
Caption, IONAS MISSUS EST IN MARE ET A CETO DEGLUTIT(US), is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, YONA PRIMO, is in upper margin.

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