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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 18v

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Left column:
Christ: Last Supper -- Christ, crossed nimbus, Evangelist John leaning on His breast, is seated at table, His left hand resting on the table. He is flanked by five apostles, four nimbed. On opposite side of the table, six apostles, two nimbed, sit on bench. On table is platter on which is lamb, three glasses, flask, and loaves.
Caption, IN CENA DOMINI, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Moses: Miracle of Manna -- Moses, wearing hat, raising right hand in gesture of blessing stands amid falling manna next to inscription ISTE E(ST) PANIS Q(UEM) DEDIT UOB(IS) (Exodus 16:15). He is flanked by four men, one looking up, three holding containers.
Caption, MANNA DATUR FILIIS ISRAELI, is inscribed above miniature.

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