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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 35r

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Left column:
Jonah: cast up -- Jonah, name inscribed IONAS, with joined hands raised, emerges from fish.
Caption, IONAS P(OS)T T(RI)DUU(M) UIUUS EXIUIT DE UENTRE CETI, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Christ: teaching, Cornerstone -- Two men stand on wall of building, flanking short tower. In their right hands, one holds hammer, the other holds trowel; both hold stone over the tower with left hands.
Caption, LAPIDE(M) Q(UEM) REP(RO)BA(UER)UNT EDIFICANTES HIC F(AC)T(U)S E(ST) IN CAPUT ANGULI, is inscribed above miniature.

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