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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 45r

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Left column:
Ahasuerus: Feast -- Ahasuerus, crowned, raising right hand, looks toward three men with him at draped table on which are loaves, goblet, bowl, plate, glass, flasks, knives. Figure kneels before the table, arms crossed on breast (?). Man stands before the table playing viol.
Caption, CO(N)UIUIU(M) REGIS ASSUERI, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Job: Sons and Daughters feasting -- Ten men sit around draped square table on which are loaves, glasses, knives, bowls; one man drinks from goblet. Daughters not included.
Caption, CO(N)UIUIU(M) FILIO(RUM) IOB, is inscribed above miniature.

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