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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 63v

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, crowned, with joined hands raised, is seated on bench facing Christ, crossed nimbus, crowned, raising right hand in blessing, holding book with left hand, seated on cushioned throne. To right of throne are seven heads, one next to wing, probably angels. Below the throne are sketches of several figures, with no detail, one possibly holding sword.
Caption, REGNUM CELO(RUM) ERIT RETRIBUCIO BEATORUM, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Solomon: visited by Queen of Sheba -- Queen of Sheba, name inscribed REGINA SABA, crowned, holding ring with raised right hand, stands next to scroll inscribed MAIOR E(ST) GL(ORI)A TUA Q(UA)M RUMOR QUE(M) AUDIUI ET NO(N) CREDIDI NARRANTIB(US) MICHI. She extends her left hand to right hand of Solomon, name inscribed REX SALOMON, crowned, holding scepter with left hand, wearing ermine capelet, seated with crossed legs (?) on cushioned bench.
Text reference, TERTIO REG(IS) 10, is in upper margin.

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