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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 65v

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Left column:
Christ: before Pilate -- Pilate, wearing hat, raising left hand, is seated on bench, looking toward Christ, crossed nimbus, looking toward Pilate, His left hand grasped by soldier. At right, woman, probably wife of Pilate, veiled, right hand raised, looks away.
Caption, HORA PRIMA, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Christ: Flagellation -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing short loincloth, His hands behind Him, stands with back to column, His feet bound to column. One of two torturers, wearing hat, raises scourge with right hand; head of another torturer is visible next to right arm of the first. One of two Holy Women (?), nimbed and veiled, faces scene; the other, raising right hand to face, turns away.
Caption, HORA TERCIA, is inscribed above scene.

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