Hildegard-Gebetbuch

Title:
Hildegard-Gebetbuch
Library:
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Language:
German, Latin
City:
MÜNCHEN (MUNICH), Germany
Shelf Mark:
Clm 935
Alternate Names:
The Prayer Book of Hildegard of Bingen -- Prayer Book ascribed to Hildegard of Bingen --
Origin:
Bingen
Dimensions:
72 folios --
Date Description:
second half of the 12th century
Author:
Hildegard of Bingen (?)
Content:
Collection of prayers associated with pictorial representations of events in the Bible, mostly the life of Christ -- In addition to brief captions in German on most openings, fols. 22r, 23r and 70r contain prayers in German, though heavily crossed out.
Hand:
Continental protogothic minuscule
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Full-page Miniatures (on verso folios only, unless otherwise noted): Days of Creation in six roundels with bust of Christ in partial roundel at top of page; His arms extend above the creation images and hold two scrolls (f. 1v); Genesis scenes continue with Adam and Eve story, two Abraham scenes (ff. 2v-8v); Moses at the Burning Bush (f. 9v) and receiving the tablets of the Law (f. 10v); Scenes from the Infancy narratives (ff. 11v-17v); Jesus is found in the Temple, His baptism (f. 19r-v); Jesus' adult life and ministry (ff. 20v-31v); The Beatitudes (upper half of miniature) and their opposites (bottom half) (ff, 32v-39v); More miracles of Christ (ff. 40v-47v); Mary Magdalene washes feet of Christ (f. 48v); End of Life, Passion of Christ (ff. 49v-62v); Harrowing of Hell (f. 63v); Resurrection and Post-Resurrection appearances (ff. 64v-66r inclusive); Ascension, Pentecost (ff. 69r-v); Angels with trumpets (upper half), dead rising from tombs (lower) (f. 71r); Two angels grasp the Cross as Lignum Vitae with draped hands (f. 71v); Three-part Judgement scene, Christ with clerics on either side (upper half), blessed in lower left quadrant, damned in lower right (f. 72r)
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Small ND 3363 .H55 H553 1982 Non-Circulating see also: Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection ND 3363 .H55 H55 1987 = Commentary volume
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete -- Color -- Photographic with thin margins, 160 x 110 mm
Publication Date:
1982
Place of Publication:
Wiesbaden, Germany
Publisher:
L. Reichert
Printer:
E. Schreiber Kunstanstalt Graf. (Stuttgart)
Bibliography:
Jeffrey F. Hamburger: “The visual and the visionary : art and female spirituality in late medieval Germany”, New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1998, Chapter 3 --
Type of Text:
bilingual, devotional, prayers, religious