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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 27r

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Left column:
Jephthah: Sacrifice -- Jephthah, raising sword with right hand, grasps with left hand joined hands of daughter, crowned, kneeling on draped altar.
Scene caption, JEPTE OBTULIT FILIAM SUAM DOMINO, is inscribed in upper margin.
Right column:
Wife of Nebuchadnezzar: in Hanging Garden -- Wife of Nebuchadnezzar, crowned, hands crossed on breast, stands behind wall above portal, flanked by four trees.
Scene caption, REGINA PERSARUM CONTEMPLABATUR PATRIAM SUAM DE ORTO SUSPENSILI, is inscribed in upper margin and on wall of garden.

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