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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 54v

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Left column:
Christ: Ascension -- Below cloud, at bottom of which feet of Christ, showing wounds, are visible, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined (?) hands and seven apostles, nimbed, flank stone imprinted with outline of feet of Christ. One apostle indicates upward, two look upward, one is next to scroll inscribed HIC IHESUS Q(UI) ASSUMPT(US) E(ST) A UOB(IS) I(N) CE(LU)M S(I)C UE(N)IET (Acts 1:11). Another apostle is next to scroll inscribed UIRI GALILEI Q(UI)D STATIS ASPICIENTES IN CELU(M) (Acts 1:11).
Caption, ASCENCIO DOMINI, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Jacob: Dream -- Four angels, nimbed, gesturing, appear between rungs of ladder above Jacob, wearing tall hat, reclining, resting head on right hand.
Caption, IACOB IN SOMPNIS UIDIT SCALAM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, GENES(IS) XVIII, is in upper margin.

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