St. Walburga

Dedicatory illustration to the Hitda Evangelary, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt, Hs 1640, fol. 6r
Cologne, Circa 1000-1020

The contemporary Abbess Hitda at the monastery of Heidenhamm is shown offering the evangelary to St. Walburga, the first abbess at Heidenhamm. Walburga holds a stalk of wheat, an attribute related to the festivities on the eve of her alternative feast day, May 1.

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