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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 19r

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Left column:
Moses: Passover -- Of five men, four stand, one wears tall hat, one wears hood, three hold staffs; the fifth is seated, turning spit on which is lamb over fire.
Caption, AGN(US) PASCALIS FIG(UR)AUIT XPM, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Abraham: blessed by Melchisedek -- Melchisedek, name inscribed MELCHISEDECH, crowned, extends with both hands, covered vessel to Abraham, name inscribed ABRAHAM, as soldier, wearing helmet, armor, gauntlets, with sword at waist. He kneels with joined hands before Melchisedek.
Caption, MELCHISEDECH OBTULIT ABRAHE PANE(M) ET UINU(M), is inscribed above miniature.

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