What is the text coming from Mary's mouth in this altarpiece by Master Francke? According to one source I found, the text says Dominus meus, Deus meus (my Lord, my God). But the third word in the banderole does not look like Deus to me. So what is it?

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    Its 'et deus' with a gothic ligatur for 'et'. It's a common heraldic motto from John (20, verse 28). see eg heraldry-wiki.com/wiki/…
    – Roland F
    Commented May 17 at 9:35
  • I see, so it's using the ligature here? en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E2%81%8A
    – Doubt
    Commented May 17 at 10:11
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    @RolandF You should go ahead and make that the answer.
    – cmw
    Commented May 17 at 16:01


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