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Speculum humanae salvationis
Germany, probably Nuremberg, between 1350 and 1400
MS M.140 fol. 40v

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Misericordia -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, stands, arms extended holding her cloak to shelter two groups of figures, kneeling, some with joined hands, most looking up at her.
Caption, MARIA EST N(OST)RA DEFENSAT(RI)X ET P(RO)TECTRIX, is inscribed above miniature.
Right column:
Moses: before Gates of Sabba -- Moses, wearing helmet and armor, with shield at his left side, is astride bridled horse next to castle wall with door. He looks up toward King of Ethiopia, crowned, and his daughter, Tarbis, crowned, raising right hand toward her father and indicating Moses with her left hand. They appear behind low crenellated wall flanked by two towers.
Caption, THARBIS DEFENDIT URBE(M) SABA AB I(M)PUG(NA)C(I)O(N)E MOYSI, is inscribed above miniature.

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