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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 48r

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Left column:
Joseph the Carpenter: Dream II -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, raising her left hand, places her right hand on back of Christ Child, crossed nimbus, with joined hands. They stand next to Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, raising left hand. All look up toward angel, nimbed, gesturing with left hand, holding scroll, added later.
Caption, S(E)C(UN)DA T(RI)STICIA B(EA)TE UIRGINIS, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Christ: among Doctors -- Youthful Christ, crossed nimbus, arms raised, is seated on throne with footrest, flanked by six men, one wearing hat, three hooded, one tonsured, all but one looking at Him.
Caption, T(ER)CIA T(RI)STICIA, is inscribed above miniature.

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