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Germany, Regensburg, ca. 1360
MS M.769 fol. 1r

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Possibly Personification of Genius, crowned, winged, looking toward man, wearing hood with knotted sash around head, dagger on braided belt at waist, holding with left hand scroll inscribed IN DEM NAMEN DEZ VATIUS UND DES SUNS UND DES HEILIGUM (?).
Scroll in left margin inscribed EUIGILABU(N)T O(MN)ES ALII I(N) UITE ETERNAM (Daniel 12:2, variant). In right margin two prophets in polygonal frames, each holding scroll with illegible inscription, one grasping stem with right hand, the other indicating upward with left hand.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament.

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