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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 65r

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Left column:
1) Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, crossed nimbus, kneels with joined hands next to scroll inscribed PAT(ER) SI FIERI POTEST TRANSEAT A ME CALIX ISTE (Matthew 26:42, variant).
2) Christ: Betrayal and Arrest -- At right, Judas embraces Christ, crossed nimbus, His left arm grasped by man wearing hat; soldiers, wearing helmets, some holding halberd or spears.
Caption, HORA COMPLETOR(UM), is inscribed above scenes.
Right column:
Christ: before Caiaphas -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing blindfold, hands crossed and bound, stands surrounded by three torturers, two each holding end of the blindfold, one next to scroll inscribed PROPHETISA NOB(I)S CHRISTE Q(UI)S E(ST) Q(UE) TE PERCUSSIT (Luke 22:64) and the other next to scroll inscribed ADIURO TE P(ER) DEU(M) UIU(M) D(ICAS) NOB(IS) SI TU ES CHRISTUS (Matthew 26:63). Caiphas, wearing hat, raising right hand, is seated on bench at right.
Caption, HORA MATUTINA, is inscribed above scene.

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