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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 56r

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Left column:
Moses: receiving Law -- Bust of Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, appears in arc of Heaven. Man, probably Moses, wearing hat, stands next to ten scrolls descending from the arc of Heaven.
Caption, LEX DATA EST IN MONTE SYNA, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, EXODUS UICESIMUS, is in upper margin.
Right column:
Elisha: Widow's Oil -- Man, wearing hat, and woman wearing knotted headdress, flank and overturn large vessel, emptying its contents into seven other vessels of varying shapes and sizes.
Caption, OMN(I)A UASA PAUP(ER)CULE UIDUE INPLETA SUNT OLEO, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, QUARTO REGE QUARTO, is in upper margin.

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