The Heavenly Jerusalem with Wisdom and God, Book of Divine Works, part 3, vision 4: Hildegard recognizes the richly dressed woman on the left, in white and green, as Wisdom. The resplendent hybrid in the center, with mirrors in his wings, is Almighty God; the face is too bright to look on, but it is a human face because mankind was created in God's image. The second face in the stomach of this figure connotes the salvation of mankind that was foreseen from the beginning, but the darkness swirling next to heaven is a "place of punishment."

From Voice of the living light: Hildegard of Bingen and her world by Barbara Newman

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    1. The Heavenly Jerusalem with Wisdom and God, Book of Divine Works, part 3, vision 4: Hildegard recognizes the richly dressed woman on the left, in white and green, as Wisdom. The resplendent hybrid in the center, with mirrors in his wings, is Almighty God; the face is too bright to look on, but it is a human face because mankind was created in God's image. The second face in the stomach of this figure connotes the salvation of mankind that was foreseen from the beginning, but the darkness swirling next to heaven is a "place of punishment."