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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 44r

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Left column:
Gideon: punishing Elders of Succoth -- With branches, man beats foremost of three men hanging by their feet on wall, their bodies covered with wounds, one with hands cut off. Gideon, name inscribed GEDEON, wearing helmet, armor and sword, right hand touching shield on left side, stands at right and looks up toward the top of the wall where face appear in each of four windows.
Caption, GEDEON CO(N)TRUIT D(E)RISORES SUOS SPINIS ET T(RI)B(U)LIS, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Moses: crossing Red Sea -- Horse pulling cart, labelled CURRUS PHARAONIS, in which are men and woman, veiled, is in red water. Another horse is beside the cart; other bodies are below the wheels, and behind the cart.
Caption, PHARAO CU(M) EX(ER)CITU SUO S(U)BM(ER)S(US) E(ST) I(N) MARI RUBRO, is inscribed above miniature.

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