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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 13r

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Left column:
Moses: Instruction, Candelabrum -- Central candle, flanked by six others, all with three flames, all surmounting arms decorated with leaves or fleurs-des-lis, emerging from base.
Caption, CANDELABRU(M) TE(M)PLI CU(M) VII LAMPADIB(US) SIG(NIFICA)T MARIAM, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Samuel: brought to Eli -- Eli, name inscribed HELY, wearing miter and chasuable, stands next to draped altar, extending hands toward Samuel, name inscribed SAMUEL, with joined hands. He is seated on hands of Hannah, name inscribed ANNA, veiled, standing opposite Eli.
Caption, PUER SAMUEL OBLAT(US) E(ST) DO(MI)NO, is inscribed above scene.

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