Wienhausen, Cistercian nun with Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim
ID
 
349
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, Cistercian nun with Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim
 
Subject
 

A Cistercian nun (right) kneels with her rosary before the figure of Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim (left).

 
Creation Date
 
circa 1470
 
Century
 
15th
 
Work Type
 
edition of text (pub. primary source)
 
Format Medium
 

Paper; Colored drawing on paper

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

This image depicts a Cistercian nun kneeling before the figure of Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim. The nun holds a rosary and is depicted in the habit typical of the Cistercian houses in this region. She wears a 'crown' with bands of white wool in an interlocking pattern over her veil and a red cross over her forehead. A similar head covering was worn by the nuns of Medingen.

 
Descriptive Notes
 

This was one of the small, devotional images discovered beneath the floorboards of the nuns' choir in 1953.

 
Current Repository
 

Wienhausen

 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, Cistercian nun with Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim.