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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 26r

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Left column:
Ezekiel: Porta Clausa -- Closed portal with lock and hinges.
Scene caption, PORTA CLAUSE SIGNIFICAT BEATAM UIRGINEM, is inscribed in upper margin.
Right column:
Temple of Solomon -- Building with portal flanked by two medallions, surmounted by mullioned window, three quatrefoils, and crenellated wall, all flanked by flying buttresses.
Scene caption, TEMPLUM SALOMONIS SIGNIFICAT MARIAM, is inscribed in upper margin.

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