St. Walburga

After 1313
Stained glass
Detail from the middle window in the chancel
Regensburg Cathedral

The remarkable thing about this image is the sheaf of green corn in the saint's left hand. There is no hint of her role as a Benedictine abbess – no crozier, no religious habit. She does have the crown often seen in traditional portraits, a symbol of her membership in one of the royal families of Anglo-Saxon England.

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From a photograph taken at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.