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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 40r

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Left column:
David: with Woman of Tekoah -- Woman wearing wimpled veil, raising right hand, stands before David, name inscribed REX DAUID, crowned. He is seated on throne, raising right hand, holding flower (?) with left hand, and looks toward the woman.
Caption, MUL(IE)R THEUCINTHES PLACAT IRA(M) DAUID CON(TRA) ABSOLONE(M), is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
David: Siege of Abelbethmaachah -- Woman, veiled, on crenellated wall between towers, holds head of Sheba by the hair with right hand and raises left hand. She looks toward Joab, wearing helmet and armor, holding halberd with right hand, grasping with left hand, hilt of sword in sheath at his left side, wearing shield on left side.
Caption, MULI(ER) SAPIE(N)S PLACAT IRA(M) IOAB CONT(RA)URBE(M), is inscribed above miniature.

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