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Matilda, Duchess of Saxony

Matilda (or Maud) (1156 - 1189) daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Married Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony. They had five sons and one daughter. Her son Otto IV (1177 - 1218) was German Emperor.

The picture shows an ideal portrait made between 1230 and 1240 on the tomb of Matilda and Henry the Lion in Brunswick cathedral.



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