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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 7r

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Left column:
Ezekiel: Porta Clausa -- Closed door flanked by two towers, below crenellated roof, with domed tower in background.
Caption, PORTA CLAUSA SIGNAT MARIAM BEATAM UIRGINEM, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Temple of Solomon -- Closed door in wall above crenellated wall, surmounted by three towers, the center tower having closed door in wall.
Caption, TEMPLUM SALOMONIS SIGNAT MARIAM, is inscribed above scene.

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