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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 26v

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Presentation -- Virgin Mary as child, nimbed, with joined hands, stands on draped altar. To left of the altar are Joachim, wearing soft peaked hat, raising right hand, and Anna, veiled, raising right hand and grasping waist of Virgin Mary with left hand. To right of the altar, high priest, wearing miter and vestments, extends left hand to Virgin Mary and raises right hand.
Scene caption, MARIA OBLATA EST D(OMI)NO IN TEMPLE, is inscribed in upper margin.
Right column:
Legend, Golden Table -- Two men, wearing short garments, each hold end of cloth supporting golden table. Personification of sun is above.
Scene caption, MENSA SOLIS IN ZAB(U)LO OBL(AT)A E(ST) IN TEMPLO, is inscribed in upper margin.

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