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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 38r

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Left column:
Christ: Parable, Lost Money -- Woman, veiled with wimple, holding lamp with right hand and left hand to face, is flanked by nine medallions or coins.
Caption, MULIER HABENS DRAGMAS .X. P(ER)DIDIT UNA(M) ET Q(UE)RIT EA(M) (Luke 15:8), is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Saul: Marriage of Michal and Phalti -- Saul, name inscribed REX SAUL, crowned, stands flanked by Phalti, name inscribed PHATHYEL, crowned, and Michal, name inscribed MICHOL. Saul grasps with right hand, right hand of Phalti, and with his left hand, grasps right hand of Michal.
Caption, MICHOL UXOR DAUID DATA ALT(ER)A UIRO S(EM)P(ER) I(N) LUCTU P(ER)MA(N)SIT, is inscribed above miniature.

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