Hugh of Fouilloy, born between 1096 and 1111 in Fouilloy (near Amiens) and died ca. 1172, was a French cleric, prior of St.-Nicholas-de-Regny (1132) and St.-Laurent-au-Bois (1152). He is notable for writing De claustro animae (The Cloister of the Soul) and De medicina animae (The Medicine of the Soul), allegorical texts on monastic spirituality. His De avibus, a moral treatise on birds was incorporated into many versions of the popular medieval bestiary.
Wheel of Hypocrisy. Four captions clockwise from top: 1) He stands by Pride; 2) He falls by Negligence. Put down in sorrow; 3) He lies there by Poverty. The shame of him who has nothing; 4) He rises by money.
The Wheel of the Religious.
Christ the Creator enthroned, in cedar tree with four nests of sparrows.
The risen Christ, carrying a banner, walks away from a supplicant Mary Magdalene. The scroll between them reads in part 'Maria . . . noli me tangere nondum.'
The wheel of the religious life. At the top, the good abbot, blessing; below, a monk praying. The wheel, turned by two faithful monks, is inscribed on the outer rim with six virtues: purity, willingness, love, humility, sobriety and poverty. The spokes and inner circles...
A table centred on "Deus" from which descend: 'Prudentia' with seven subdivisions, including 'spes' and 'caritas'; 'Virtus' with other cardinal virtues; 'scientia'; and 'sapientia'. The schemata is derived from several sources, including works by Cicero, Macrobius and Hugo...
St. John the Baptist and Agnus Dei. With square notation on four-stave line.
Image of Pity: Christ in a draped tomb, with a lion, a snake and birds below.
Roundels containing the Virgin and Christ.
The wheel of hypocrisy or false religion, similar in plan to the first (fol. 29v). The abbot now holds a bowl (greed), and his crozier has the bad side out. The monk at the bottom lolls idly; one of the turning monks is being pitched down. The six vices are miserliness,...