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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 43v

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Left column:
Two devils, one winged, the other with basket of souls on his back stand amid flames. Bowl or basin containing souls hovers above Hell Mouth. Heads are visible in flames and in Hell Mouth.
Caption, PENE DAMPNATO(RUM) IN INFERNO, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
David: spoiling Rabbah -- Man wearing loincloth, his body covered with wounds, stands with back to column, his arms behind him. He is flanked by four torturers, two with pincers, and two with iron claws, inflicting wounds. Three bodies, eyes shut are at his feet.
Caption, SIC PUNIUIT REX DAUID HOSTES SUOS, is inscribed above miniature.

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