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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 20r

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Left column:
Shamgar: slaying Philistines -- Shamgar, raising club with right hand stands amid bloodied bodies on ground, grasping one of the bodies with his left hand. Soldiers, wearing helmets and armor, one with decorated shield, are among the bodies.
Caption, SANGAR OCCIDIT SEX CENTOS UIROS CU(M) FOM(ER)E, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
David: slaying Enemy -- David, crowned, raising bloodied sword with right hand, grasps right arm of body falling amid other bodies bleeding from wounds. Some are soldiers wearing helmets, one holding spear.
Caption, DAUID INT(ER)FECIT OCTIGE(N)TOS UIROS IMPETU SUO, is inscribed above miniature.

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