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Hildegard of Bingen, Liber divinorum operum


Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
Liber divinorum operum, 13th century
Lucca, Biblioteca Statale, Ms. 1942, f. 9r

The ten entrancing visions in this beautiful codex of St. Hildegard, a unique figure in medieval mysticism, culminate in this illustration of man as the "microcosm" in the centre of the celestial spheres.