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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 61v

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Left column:
Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, nimbed, hilt of sword at His mouth, showing wounds, is seated on arc in cloud edged mandorla flanked above by cross with three nails and by crown of thorns with spear (Instruments of Passion). He is flanked below by five figures, clothed, kneeling, most with joined hands (Elders ?). Below the mandorla, reclining or semi-reclining are four nude souls looking up at Him.
Caption, EXTREMUM IUDICIUM, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Christ: Parable, Ten Pounds -- King, crowned, hands crossed on breast, wearing ermine cape, is seated on bench with legs crossed. He is flanked by three scrolls inscribed ET TU ESTO SUPRA DECEM CIUITATES (Luke 19:17), ET TU ESTO SUPRA QUINQUI CIUITATES (Luke 19:19) and DE QUE TUO TE IUDICO SERUE NEQUAM (Luke 19:22). Man kneeling at left holding coin with right hand and small sack with left hand is next to scroll inscribed D(OMI)NE MNA TUA DECEM MNAS ADQUISIUIT. (Luke 19:16) Man at right, holding larger sack with left hand and coin in right hand is next to scroll inscribed DOMINE MNA TUA FECIT QUINQUE MNAS (Luke 19:18). At feet of the king, man reclines, his feet in stocks, hands crossed and bound, a strap across his neck. He holds scroll inscribed TIMUI ENIM TE Q(UIA) HOMO AUSTERN(US) ES TOLL(IS) Q(UO)D NO(N) PO(SUISTI) (Luke 19:21).
Caption, HOMO Q(UI)DAM NOBILE ABIIT IN REG(UM) LONG(UM) ET C[...], is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, LUC(AS) NONO DECIMO, is in upper margin.

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