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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 31v

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Left column:
Christ: treading on Beasts -- Christ, crossed nimbus, holding in left hand spear with cross-inscribed banner, stands on recumbent devil, transfixing it with cross held in right hand. Crown of thorns hangs at cross arms.
Caption, IH(ESU)S SUP(ER)AUIT HOSTEM N(OST)R(U)M DYABOLUM, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Benaiah, Son of Jehoiada: slaying Lion -- Benaiah, raising club (?) with right hand, grasps head of lion with left hand.
Caption, BANAYAS DESCENDIT I(N) FOUEA(M) AD LEON(M) ET OCCIDIT EU(M), is inscribed above miniature.

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