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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 46r

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Left column:
Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, crossed nimbus, kneels with joined hands raised next to inscription P(ATE)R SI FI(ERI) P(OTES)T T(RA)NSEAT A ME CALIX ISTE (Matthew 26:42, variant). Sweating blood, He looks up toward angel, nimbed, descending, holding chalice with both hands.
Caption, HORA COMPLIETORII, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Christ: Betrayal and Arrest and Apostle, Peter: cutting off Ear of Malchus -- Christ, crossed nimbus, is embraced by Judas. They are flanked by six (?) soldiers, three carrying spears, one carrying torch. Christ extends His right hand in gesture of blessing toward bleeding head of Malchus, crouching, as Peter, nimbed and tonsured holds knife to his head.
Caption, HORA MATUTINA HIC FACTA SUNT IN CHRISTO, is inscribed above miniature.

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