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Wisdom:Jacob's scroll
Wisdom:Jacob's scroll
God the Creator says to David in words from an Old Testament psalm: De fructu vent[ri]s tui pona[m] sup[er] s[edem tuam] (Of the fruit of your womb I will set upon your throne). This line was interpreted as prophecy of Jesus' descent from King David.

German, Hildesheim, about 1170s
Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment
11 1/8 x 7 7/16 in.
MS. 64, FOL. 11