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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 34r

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Left column:
Abraham: delivered from Fire of Chaldees -- Half-figure of Abraham, amid flames, extends arms up to Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, extending His arms down, around rainbow arc, to hands of Abraham.
Caption, D(OMI)N(U)S LIB(ER)AUIT ABRAHA(M) DE HUR CALDEO(RUM) ID EST DE IGNE, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Lot: Wife turned to Salt -- Next to city wall, above which buildings are visible, angel, nimbed, stands next to inscription NOLI RESPIC(ER)E P(OS)T TERGU(M) (Genesis 19:17) and indicates with left hand and looks toward half figure of woman facing the city, inscribed UXOR LOTH, atop column. Three men walk facing away from the city, the foremost carrying staff.
Caption, D(OMI)N(U)S LIB(ER)AUIT LOTH DE SUBMERSIONE SODOME, is inscribed above miniature.

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