Agnes II, Abbess of Quedlinburg
Agnes II's seal
|Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg|
|Father||Conrad, Margrave of Meissen|
|Mother||Luitgard of Swabia|
Agnes was a significant patron of art, as well as miniaturist and engraver. During her reign, the nuns of Quedlinburg Abbey made large curtains which still exist and which are valuable in the study of the art industry of the era. She wrote and illuminated books for divince service with her own hands. However, her greatest masterpiece was the manufacture of wall-hangings, of which one set was intended to be sent to the Pope; this tapestry is the best preserved piece of Romanesque textile.
She died in Quedlinburg Abbey on 21 January 1203.
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- Silver pfennig of Agnes II von Meissen, abbess of Quedlinburg in the collection of the British Museum.
|Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg