Lady Of Compassion



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This bookmark shows the bare-footed Hedwig, a wealthy married Polish noble woman, carrying her shoes. Although she never took religious vows, her self-mortification; charitable deeds: and the healing miracles associated with her tomb led to her canonization in 1267.  

Vita beatae Hedwigis

Court workshop of Duke Ludwig I of Liegnitz and Brieg (Polish, 1364 - 1398) and Nicolaus of Prussia


Leaf: 33.6 x 23.4 cm (13 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

Tempera colors, colored washes, and ink on parchment bound between wood boards covered with red-stained pigskin

Leaf: 34.1 x 24.8 cm (13 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
Dimensions: Approx. 1" W x 4" L (Packaged in an Acetate Sleeve with Provenance Card)