Folio CII begins by telling the story of Jesus's ressurection from the grave and his forty days on Earth after he died. The texts goes on further to say that when Jesus breathed the Holy Spirit into his diciples, they fully understood the Lord's prophecies. They exhaulted Jesus as King, and together, with the Virgin Mary they pieced together the foundatios of the Christian Faith.
Recto Illustration Description
In the upper right corner we see Mary surrounded by the apostles. From his bald head, the apostle Peter is easily-recognized on her right hand side. Above Mary's head is a dove, symbolizing the Holy Spirit.
The verso goes on to describe the life of Mary after the death of her son. She was preserved a Virgin by the Archangel Gabriel and according to John the Evangalist, she was the Patronness of all Virgins. Mary died at age 63, 49 years after the birth of her son. All of the apostles were present at her funeral and she was welcomed to heaven by Jesus. She was exhaulted and earned a throne in heaven. The next paragraph begins with Peter, the former apostle, and first Pope. He succesfully established the Lord's church in Asia, and went to Rome to establish a seat there. He went there because a Samaritan man named Simon was using sorcery to trick the people into believing he was a God. Simon was a Christian, but after his baptism begain using heracy to perform miracles. Simon died by claiming he could fly, only to fall. This is only one story of Simon's death, however. After Simon's death, Peter fasted for forty and confined himself to prayer, leaving two bishops to carry out his duties.
Verso Illustration Description
Depicted here is Mary, lying on a bed, holding a septre in anticipation for her arrival into Heaven. Around her head is a Nimbus of light, a symbol of Holiness. On her bedside are the apostles, and below her one is seated on the ground reading Scripture. Inscribed above it is "The Assumption of Mary, Mother of God"
The middle image depicts the Coronation of Mary into the Kingdom of Heaven. The Lord is seated on a throne with Mary kneeling before him, ready to be crowned. Around them are doves with widespread wings to symbolize the presence of the Holy Spirit. Inscribed above it is "The Coronation of the Glorious Virgin Mary in Heaven."
Depicted in the last image is Peter in full pontifical robes, wearing the Triple Crown and holding a Croizer. There is an open book on his lap as well. He is seated in a Gothic style hall and is contemplating his reading. Inscribed above the image is "In the year of the World 7223, In the Year of Christ, 34"
Schedel, Harmann 1440-1514, Schmauch, Walter W., Hadavas, Kosata. First English Edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle: Being the Liber Chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann SchedelÖ, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, Madison, WI, 2010. Accessed 5/4/2020 http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/nur.001.0004