1098 - 1179

Hildegard receiving a vision and dictating to her scribe and secretary Volmar
and sketching on a wax tablet
Illumination from the Liber Scivias (c. 1150)

The Church, the Bride of Christ and Mother of the Faithful in Baptism.
Illustration to Scivias II.3, fol. 51r from the 20th-century facsimile of the Rupertsberg manuscript,
c. 1165-1180

Universal Man
Illumination from Hildegard's Liber Divinorum Operum, I.2. MS 1942, (early 1200s)
Lucca, Biblioteca Statale

The Cycle of the Seasons
Hildegard of Bingen's illumination from the Liber Divinorum Operum. Ms. 1942
Lucca, Biblioteca Statale

Angelic Choir (c. 1180)
Hildegard of Bingen's  illumination from Liber Scivias
Lucca, Biblioteca Statale

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Miles H. Hodges - 2018