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

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Left column:
Christ: Miracle of Passion -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing loincloth, His body covered with wounds, carries cross on left shoulder. He looks toward bust of man in window of building with closed door.
Caption, MIRAC(U)L(U)M DE PASSIONE XPI, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Christ: Last Supper -- Christ, crossed nimbus, sits behind draped square table, Evangelist John, nimbed leaning on His breast. Ten other apostles, seven nimbed, one with hood and distorted face, one drinking from glass, sit around the table on which are fish in footed bowl, knives, loaves, flasks and glasses.
Caption, HORA UESPERTINA, is inscribed above miniature.

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