With no portraits available of either Hild or Etheldreda, we must be satisfied with more symbolic representations by later artists. Note the trappings of royalty in Etheldreda’s stained glass image contrasted with the simple abbatial garb of Hild.
Statue of St. Aidan, Hild's beloved teacher and mentor, at Lindisfarne, Northumbria, England
Inscribed tablet in present-day Ely Cathedral.
Statue in St. Etheldreda's Chapel in present-day Ely Cathedral.
Anglo-Saxon cooking cauldron
Other types of Anglo-Saxon farm buildings.
Replica of a wattle and daub farm building from Bede’s World, a remarkable reconstruction of life as Hild and Etheldreda would have experienced it in their time. Bede’s World can be found in Jarrow, England.