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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 9v

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, name inscribed GABRIEL ANGELUS, nimbed, kneels on one knee, left hand on breast, right hand raised, looking toward Virgin Mary, name inscribed, MARIA, nimbed and veiled, arms crossed on breast, seated on throne.
Right column:
Moses: Burning Bush -- Moses, with joined hands raised, kneels looking up toward half figure of Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, right hand in gesture of blessing, holding with left hand scroll inscribed MITTE D(OMI)NE Q(UE) MISSUR(US) ES.
Caption, D(OMI)N(U)S APP(AR)UIT MOYSI I(N) RUBO ARDENTE ET NO(N) (COM)BURE(N)TE, is inscribed above scene.

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