Book of Divine Works, Part 1, Vision 1: Theophany of Divine Love

Book of Divine Works, Part 1, Vision 1: Theophany of Divine Love, 1230 — Hildegard von Bingen
36 cm26 cm

Book of Divine Works, Part 1, Vision 1: Theophany of Divine Love is a Medieval Gold Leaf Painting created by Hildegard von Bingen in 1230. It lives at the Biblioteca Statale in Italy. The image is © Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Illuminated Manuscripts.

This illumination introduces Part 1, Vision 1 of Hildegard von Bingen's final visionary writing, the Liber Divinorum Operum, or "Book of Divine Works." Hildegard completed the first copy of the Divinorum Operum in around 1173, but this illumination comes from a 13th century copy known as the Lucca manuscript.

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