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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 57v

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, crowned, with joined hands extended, next to Christ, crowned, extending His right hand to her crown and holding foliate scepter with left hand.
Caption, CHRISTUS REX CELOR(UM) ASSUMPSIT MARIA(M) IN CELUM, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
David: Fetching of Ark -- Ark is on two poles carried by two men on their shoulders. David, crowned, plays harp before them.
Caption, REX D(AUI)D DILEXIT ARCHA(M) TESTA(MEN)TI IN DOMU(M) SUAM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, PRIMO P(AR)ALAPO(MENON) SEXTO DECIMO, is in upper margin.

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