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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 62r

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Left column:
Christ: Parable, Wise and Foolish Virgins -- Above, five wise virgins, crowned, holding lamps upright with left hands face left; below, five foolish virgins holding overturned lamps with right hands face right.
Caption, SIMILE EST REGUUM CELO(RUM) DECEM UIRGINIB(US), is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, MATH(EUS) VICENSIMO QUINTO, is in upper margin.
Right column:
Daniel: reproving Belshazzar -- Daniel, name inscribed DANIEL, wearing hat raising left hand and gesturing with right, stands looking toward Belshazzar, name inscribed REX BALTHAZAR, crowned, raising right hand, holding scepter with left hand, sitting on bench. In background, arm emerges from cloud, holding pen in hand next to inscription MANE TECHEL PHARES.
Text reference, DANIELIS QUINTO, is in upper margin.

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