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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 58r

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Left column:
Apocalypse: Woman clothed with Sun -- Woman, nimbed, crowned, with 14 stars above the crown, is seated, with joined hands. Crescent moon at her feet is connected to cloud surrounding her.
Caption, SIGNUM APPARUIT IN CELO, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, APOCALIP(SIS) DUODECIMO, is in upper margin.
Right column:
Solomon: petitioned by Bathsheba -- Bathsheba, crowned and veiled with wimple (?) is seated, raising right hand and holding with left hand scroll inscribed PETIC(I)ONEM UNAM P(AR)UULA(M) EGO DEP(RE)CO(RUM) A TE NO(N) CO(N)FUNDUS FACIEM MEAM (I Kings 2:20). She is sitting next to Solomon, crowned, seated, holding fleur-de-lis scepter with left hand and with right hand scroll inscribed PETE MAT(ER) M(EA) NEQUE ENIM FAS EST UT AUERTEM FACIEM TUAM (I Kings 2:20).
Caption, REX SALOMON POSUIT M(AT)RI SUE THRONU(M) AD DEXT(ER)AM SUAM, is inscribed above scene.
Text reference, TERTIO REGU(M) SECUNDO, is in upper margin.

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