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

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Left column:
Christ: before Pilate and Pilate: washing Hands -- Pilate, name inscribed PILAT(US), crowned, is seated on throne with footrest. He holds his hands over basin held by left hand of servant, pouring from pitcher in right hand. Towel is on lap of Pilate. Christ, crossed nimbus, stands before Pilate.
Caption, HORA PRIMA, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Christ: Flagellation-- Christ, crossed nimbus, body covered with wounds, wearing loincloth, stands at column, hands bound in front of the column. He is flanked by two torturers, one holding withes with right hand and His shoulder with left hand, the other holding withes in both hands.
Caption, HORA TERCIA, is inscribed above miniature.

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