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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 47v

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Left column:
Dominican Monk, tonsured, orant, showing wounds in hands, is pierced in breast by sword.
Caption, MIRAC(U)L(U)M DE DOLORE XPI ET SUE GLO(RIO)SE M(AT)RIS, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Christ: Presentation -- Simeon, nimbed, hands draped, stands next to altar. Christ Child, crossed nimbus, is seated on the altar, His arms extended to Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, standing on the other side of the altar.
Caption, TUA(M) IP(S)IUS ANIMAM P(ER)T(RA)NSIBIT GLADI(US), is inscribed above miniature.

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