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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 36r

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Left column:
Christ: Parable, Prodigal Son -- Father, wearing hat, embraces prodigal son, wearing only short loincloth, holding pedum with left hand. Woman, wearing headdress, holding object with raised right arm stands at right, looking towards them.
Caption, PATER PECCAUI IN CELUM ET CORAM TE. ET CETERA (?), is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, LUCAS XV, is in upper margin.
Right column:
David: rebuked by Nathan -- David, crowned, name inscribed twice DAUID, with joined hands raised, holding scroll inscribed PECCAUI, kneels facing Nathan, name inscribed NATHAN, nimbed, holding book with left hand and with raised right hand, scroll inscribed D(OMIN)US TRANSTULIT PECCA(TU)M TUUM IDEM DIMISTI (?)
Text reference, SECUNDO REGES DUODECIMO, is in upper margin.

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