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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 6v

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Birth -- Virgin Mary, name inscribed MARIA, nimbed and crowned, stands on draped object possibly bed. She extends right hand to Anna, name inscribed ANNA, nimbed and veiled, and extends left hand to Joachim, name inscribed IOACHIM, nimbed.
Caption, NATIUITAS SANCTE MARIE, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Jesse: Tree -- Jesse, name inscribed YESSE, reclines, resting head on right hand, vine emerging from his chest.
Caption, VIRGA YESSE, is inscribed above scene.

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