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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 39r

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Left column:
Apocalypse: Woman clothed with Sun -- Woman, nimbus with seven stars, veiled, orant, stands on personification of moon
Caption, SIGNU(M) MAGNU(M) APP(AR)UIT IN CELO, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Solomon: petitioned by Bathsheba -- Bathsheba, veiled with wimple, raising both arms is seated on bench looking toward Solomon, crowned, raising right hand, holding scepter with left hand, also seated on the bench.
Caption, REX SALOMON POSUIT M(AT)RI SUI THRONU(M) AD DEXTERA(M) SUAM, is inscribed above miniature.

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