Old Testament Figures and Saints

Book Title: Hochschätzbarer Seelen Ehren Thron : das ist Ein wahrhafftes Formular, oder allbewerteste Richtschnur ... die Seel ... in allweg sicher zu stellen

Author: Fortunat, F.

Image Title: Old Testament Figures and Saints

Description: On the left page: Saints Clare of Montefalco and Mary Magdalene of Pazzis stand on plinths on either side of the text. Saint Clare stands with one hand to her heart, which contains the cross that Christ planted within it in a vision. With her other hand, she extends three nail-heads, which were found within her heart after her death. On the right, Saint Mary Magdalene of Pazzis holds a hand to her heart, which sends forth a beam of light containing the words, "amor, amor, amor." The phrase is part of larger records of her ecstatic visions. On the right page: A border of images frames the text. Beginning at the top, clockwise: David is anointed, David plays his harp, David wrestles a bear, David contends with a lion, and Saul is restrained..

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