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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 30r

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Left column:
Aaron: Blossoming Rod -- Center rod of thirteen has sprouted, showing leaves on three branches.
Caption, UIRGA AARON FLORUIT CONTRA NAT(UR)AM EX U(IR)TUTE DIUINA, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Augustus: Prophecy of Sibyl -- Augustus, crowned, holding scepter with right hand, is seated on bench, extending left hand toward Tiburtine sibyl, veiled, raising right hand, seated on bench. Above them are personification of sun, and medallion enclosing Virgin Mary, veiled, holding Christ Child, touching her left cheek with His right hand.
Caption, SIBILLA UIDIT U(IR)GINE(M) CU(M) PU(ER)O IN CIRCULO IUX(TA) SOLEM, is inscribed above scene.

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