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Saint Hedwig and the New Convent; Nuns from Bamberg Settling at the New Convent
Court workshop of Duke Ludwig I of Liegnitz and Brieg (Polish, 1364 - 1398)
Silesia, Poland (Place created)
Tempera colors, colored washes, and ink on parchment
Leaf: 34.1 x 24.8 cm (13 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
At the top of the page an inscription describes one of Saint Hedwig's charitable acts: "Here she convinces her husband to have a
Hedwig actively supported religious foundations, especially those for women. Upon the death of her husband, Hedwig retired to this nunnery at Trebnitz.
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