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Lady of Compassion Bookmark

  • This richly detailed gold-plated bookmark is inspired by an illuminated manuscript in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

    - Measures 4 inches L x 1-3/8 inches W with a 5 inch silk tassel
    - Solid brass, electro-plated with silver finish, featuring giclee color printing
    - Item #: BKGTTY2 

    The image on this metal bookmark of a bare-footed Hedwig, a wealthy Polish noblewoman and saint who lived from 1174-1243, is rich in symbols of various aspects of Hedwig's life. Her sumptuous garments indicate her aristocratic heritage, but she carries her delicate slipper-like boots - going barefoot in imitation of the apostles. She grasps a statuette of the Virgin and Child, a sign of devotion to the Virgin, while just beneath her hand, her rosary is prominently pinned to her robes. She carries a prayer book, her fingers marking her place to suggest she will soon return to her prayers.