ellenkushner:

kat-howard:

medieval-women:

Claricia’s Medieval Selfie

Claricia was a German illuminator who included a self-portrait in a South German psalter produced circa 1200 CE.

In the self-portrait, she depicts herself swinging from the tail of a letter Q with her name inscribed over her head. Her uncovered head, braided hair, and style of dress (close-fitting tunic, long-waisted dress, long flowing sleeves) suggests that she was a lay student at the convent.

I love this.

Me, too! Thanks for sharing this, Kat!!

#helloworld

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