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

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, name inscribed MARIA, crowned, with joined hands, stands on pedestal. At left, Joachim, name inscribed IOACHIM, wearing hat, indicates her with left hand and Anna, name inscribed AN(N)A wearing wimpled veil, raises left hand. At right stands High Priest, name inscribed ABYATHAR, wearing miter with infulae and chasuable, raising right hand toward Virgin Mary, and holding book with left hand.
Caption, MARIA OBLATA EST DOMINO IN TEMPLO, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Legend, Golden Table -- Two men sit each holding side of net in which table is visible. Lable PISCATORES is above left; between them is personification of sun.
Caption, MENSA SOLIS IN FABULO OBLATA EST IN TEMPLO SOLIS, is inscribed above scene.

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