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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 23v

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Left column:
Adam and Eve: Fall of Man -- Nude Adam, nimbed, holding, with left hand, leaf covering genitals, extends right hand holding small round fruit, to right hand of Eve, extended holding small round fruit. Eve, nude, nimbed (?), with left hand, covers genitals with leaf. They flank tree with small fruits among the leaves.
Caption, MULIER DECEPIT UIRUM UT SECUM COMMEDERET, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Adam and Eve: Expulsion -- Angel, nimbed, holding raised sword with right hand, places left hand on right shoulder of nude Adam, looking back at the angel, holding small fruit in raised right hand. Nude Eve is next to him, looking back, raising left hand, possibly holding small fruit with extended right hand.
Caption, EIECTI SUNT DE PARADYSO, is inscribed above scene.
In upper margin, biblical reference GENES(IS) SECUNDO.

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