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Speculum humanae salvationis
England, Yorkshire?, ca. 1400
MS M.766 fol. 68v

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Left column:
Virgin Mary: Miracle of Seven Joys -- Cleric, tonsured, nude, head on cushion, raising right hand, reclines on draped bed. Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, extending hands, stands next to the bed and is flanked by two angels, nimbed, wearing fillets, each holding candle.
Caption, MIRACULUM DE SEPTEM GAUDIIS BEATE U(IR)G(IN)IS, is inscribed above scene.
Right column:
Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, wearing fillet, hands raised, kneels on one knee opposite Virgin Mary, nimbed, orant. Scrolls next to both figures are not inscribed.
Caption, PRIMUM GAUDIUM, is inscribed above scene.

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