an appendix / おまけのイラスト

December 7, 2009

16 April 1998, Germany
‘Hildegard von Bingen’

This stamp was used by a friend of mine from Germany and I enjoy this appendix picture on the rim of a sheet.  It is celebrating a Christian mystic Hildegard von Bingen, who lived form 1098 t0 1179.  The picture seems a tapestry and it depicts a garden, as she was known as herbalist, as well as author and composer – one of her music is on YouTube: from album ‘A Feather On the Breath of God’.

この切手は実際に貼られて届いたもので、キリスト教の女性聖人ヒルデガルト・フォン・ビンゲンを記念した切手でした。絵はタペストリーからとられているようで、薬草学に通じていた彼女がハーブ園で描かれています。作曲家でもあった彼女の音楽は再現され聴く事ができます。YouTubeで見つけたのは「A Feather On the Breath of God」からの一曲

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