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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 34v

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Left column:
Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, crossed nimbus, right hand raised in blessing, holding cross-inscribed banner with left hand, stands on tomb. Two soldiers wearing helmets and armor and holding shields sit before the tomb.
Caption, RESURRECTIO DOMINI, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Samson: carrying Gates of Gaza -- Samson carries door with metal decoration on left shoulder near rocky outcrop with tree.
Caption, SAMPSON TULIT PORTAS URBIS GASE, is inscribed above miniature.

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