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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 64r

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Left column:
Ahasuerus: Esther's Feast -- Behind draped table, Esther, crowned, raising right hand, looks toward Ahasuerus, crowned, his left hand on the table on which are cups, loaves (?), knives, spoons. Esther and Ahasuerus are flanked by man and woman. Before the table are three musicians, two playing shawms and the third playing drum.
Caption, CONUIUIUM REGIS ASSUERI, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, HEST(ER) PRIMO (sic), is in upper margin.
Right column:
Job: Sons and Daughters feasting -- Bird's eye view of round table on which is pig (?) on platter, loaves and three cups. Nine men and woman surround the table, some leaning on the table. Pitcher is next to table.
Caption, CONUIUIU(M) FILIORUM IOB, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, IOB PRIMO, is in upper margin.

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