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Nationality German
Known for Limner
Patron(s) Catholic Church

Guda was a 12th-century nun and illuminator.[1]


She created a self-portrait in an initial letter in a Homeliary (now in the Frankfurt am Main, Staatsbibliothek).[1] Along with her self-portrait, she wrote an inscription, "Guda, a sinner, wrote and painted this book."[1]


Scholars today credit Nun Guda with being one of the first women in western civilization to create a signed, self-portrait.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Shrimpton, editor, Delia Gaze ; picture editors, Maja Mihajlovic, Leanda (1997). Dictionary of women artists. London: Fitzroy Dearborn. pp. 9,22. ISBN 1884964214.