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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 66v

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Left column:
Monk, tonsured, wearing Dominican habit, his raised hands and his feet all pierced with nails, with sword piercing his body from right to left.
Caption, MIRA(C)UL(U)M DE DOLORE CHRISTI ET SUE GL(ORI)OSE MATRIS, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, name inscribed, MARIA, veiled, extends hands toward Christ Child, crossed nimbus, hands raised, standing on draped altar looking toward Simeon, name inscribed SYMEON, hands raised, next to scroll inscribed TUAM IP(S)IUS ANIMAM P(ER)TRANSIBIT GLADIUS (Luke 2:35)
Caption, PRIMA TRISTICIA BEATE UIRGINIS, is inscribed above scene.

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