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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 15v

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Left column:
1) Christ: Temptation, 2nd -- At left, devil, wearing hat, holding scroll inscribed SI FILI(US) D(E)I ES MITTE TE DEORSUM (Matt. 4:6), looks toward Christ, crossed nimbus, holding scroll inscribed SC(RI)PTU(M) E(ST) (E)N(IM) NO(N) TE(M)PTAB(IS) D(OMI)N(U)M DEU(M) TUU(M)(Matt. 4:7). They are standing atop tower surmounting building.
2) Christ: Temptation, 3rd -- At upper right, devil wearing hat, gestures next to inscription H(AEC) O(MN)IA T(IBI) DABO SI CADE(N)S ET C(AETERA) (Matt. 4:09). He stands facing Christ, crossed nimbus, right hand raised. Behind Him is inscription SC(RI)PTU(M) E(ST) (E)N(IM) D(OMI)N(U)M DEU(M) TUU(M) ADORABIS (Matt. 4:10)
3) Christ: Temptation, 1st -- At lower right, devil wearing hat, holds stones in fold of his garment below inscription SI FILI(US) DEI ES DIC UT TAPIDES ISTI PANES FIA(N)T (Matt. 4:3). He stands facing Christ, crossed nimbus, hands raised next to inscription SC(RI)PTU(M) E(ST) (E)N(IM) N(ON) I(N) SOLO PANE UIUIT HOMO (Matt. 4:4)
Caption, TEMPATACIO(NE) XPI A DYABOLO, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Daniel: Destruction of Bel and Daniel: slaying Serpent -- At left Bel, inscribed YDOLU(M) BELIS, with furry body, tall pointed ears, wearing loincloth or drawers, holds object to mouth with right hand and flask with left hand. At right, across stream (?) next to which are four flasks, Daniel, gesturing with right hand, holds, with left hand, object at open mouth of dragon.
Caption, DANYEL DESTRUXIT BEL ET INT(ER)FEC(IT) DRACONE(M), is inscribed above miniature.

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