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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 49v

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Miracle of Seven Joys -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, hands raised, looks toward man reclining in draped bed, head on pillow, raising left hand. Angel, nimbed, with joined hands stands at left; head visible between the angel and Virgin Mary,
Caption, MIRAC(U)L(U)M DE .VII. GAUDIIS B(EA)TE U(IR)GINIS, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, left hand on breast, kneels on one knee, looking toward Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, head inclined, with joined hands, sitting on bench with footrest, looking toward Gabriel.
Caption, PRIMU(M) GAUDIUM, is inscribed above miniature.

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