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"Lucca Codex" exhibited at the state library of Lucca (Tuscany)

In her master work "Liber Divinorum Operum", Hildegard von Bingen describes the human being as a microcosm where the complexity and sublime beauty of body and mind reflect the intrinsic regularities of nature. This so-called "Lucca Codex" includes a series of full-page illustrations which portray the oneness of nature, cosmos and mankind through "visions" of intense colors. Miniature pictures in the left and right corners show Hildegard working on her writings. The full-page plates shown here in Hildegard's last one Work "Liber Divinorum Operum" (1163-1170) taken from the so-called "Lucca Codex", which is kept in the State Library of Lucca/Tuscany (Italy).

Compare this: Know the ways — Scivias. After the original text of the illuminated Rupertsberger Code of the Wiesbaden State Library translated into German and edited by Maura Böckeler, 8th edition 1987.

vSpacer Lucca-Codex: 'Liber Divinorum Operum' Slide Show

Literature: Charlotte Kerner: Alle Schönheit des Himmels. Die Lebensgeschichte der Hildegard von Bingen, Beltz & Gelberg, 8. Aufl. 1998

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