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Typology and Prophecy
→ Cycles → Manuscripts and Prints → Speculum humanae salvationis → Chapter 40: Last Judgement
→ 40c: The Wise and the Foolish Virgins
The Speculum: introduction - description - summary

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→ Original composition: Above the five Wise Virgins with burning lamps, beneath the five Foolish Virgins with extinguished lamps
→ Variant: Wise and Foolish Virgins side by side
→ Variant: Wise Virgins walking towards the door, Foolish Virgins away from it
→ Variant: Christ between the Wise and the Foolish Virgins
→ Variant: Wise Virgins inside (often with Christ), Foolish Virgins outside
→ Variant: Foolish Virgins outside, Wise Virgins not shown
→ Variant: Wise Virgins move towards God or Christ, Foolish Virgins into Hell