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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 50v

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Left column:
Christ: treading on Beasts -- Christ, crossed nimbus, His body draped, wounds visible, stands on winged devil or dragon, with tail terminating with head, transfixing the beast with spear surmounted by cross.
Caption, CHRISTUS SUP(ER)AUIT HOSTEM NOSTRUM DIABOLU(M), is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Benaiah, Son of Jehoiada: slaying Lion -- Benaiah, wearing hat, stabs lion in chest with spear.
Caption, BANANIAS DESCENDIT I(N) FOUEA(M) AD LEONE(M) ET OCCIDIT EUM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, SECUNDO REGUM 23, is in upper margin.

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