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

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned and veiled, with joined hands raised, is seated on bench with footrest next to Christ, nimbed and crowned, raising right hand in blessing and extending left hand to her crown. Drapery hangs above them.
Caption, XPC REX CELO(RUM) ASSU(M)PSIT MARIA(M) IN CELU(M), is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
David: Fetching of Ark -- Two men carry, on opposite shoulders, pole on which is Ark. David, name inscribed REX DAUID, crowned, walks before them, looking back, playing psaltery.
Caption, REX DAUID DUXIT ARCHA(M) TESTAM(EN)TI I(N) DOMU(M) SUA(M), is inscribed above miniature.

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