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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 69r

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, name inscribed MARIA, nimbed and veiled and Elizabeth, name inscribed ELIZABETH, veiled, embrace. Scroll next to head of Virgin Mary is inscribed MAGNIFICAT A(N)I(M)A MEA D(OMIN)UM (Luke 1:46); scroll next to head of Elizabeth is inscribed BENEDICTA TU IN MULIEERIB(US) ET BENEDICT(US) FRUCTUS UENTRIS TUI (Luke 1:42).
Caption, SECUNDUM GAUDIUM BEATE UIRGINIS, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, kneels, with joined (?) hands next to wattle manger in which in Christ Child, nimbed, swaddled. Opposite Virgin Mary, heads of ox and ass lean over the manger.
Caption, TERCIUM GAUDIUM BEATE UIRGINIS, is inscribed above scene.

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