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  • Title: Ulrich von Liechtenstein
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  • Description: The Codex Manesse is a compilation of verses from 140 poets, many of whom were rulers. A large number of the nobles are shown in full armour in their heraldic colors and devices. Here, Ulrich von Liechtenstein is depicted. His face is obscured by his device, a figure of a crowned Venus holding a flaming torch in one hand and a red arrow of love in the other.
  • Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Rights: Public domain
  • Subject (See Also): Heraldry Minnesang, Literary Genre Ulrich von Liechtenstein, Poet Venus
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 14
  • Date: ca. 1304
  • Related Work: Full manuscript available from Universit├Ątsbibliothek,: http://diglit.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpg848
  • Current Location: Heidelberg, Universit├Ątsbibliothek, Cod. Pal. Germ. 848, fol. 237r
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  • Artistic Type (Category): Digital images; Manuscript Illuminations
  • Artistic Type (Material/Technique): Vellum (parchment)
  • Donor: Layman; Probably the knight R├╝diger Manasse
  • Height/Width/Length(cm): 35.5/25/
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