In 2000 Austria issued a stamp in the Religious Art series, which
began in 1999, depicting Codex 965, an illuminated manuscript from the
late 13th century. The manuscript page shows Hugo de Folieto, a 12th
century monk who lived ca. 1100-ca. 1173. He was a member of the
religious community of St. Laurent-au-Bois, and in 1132 he became the
founding prior of St. Nicolas-de-Regny, a dependency of St. Laurent.
He was elected prior of St. Laurent in 1152. Little more is known
about his life.
Hugo de Folieto is shown
dressed as a monk from the High Middle Ages with a tonsure and a hood
cloak. He is bending over a desk on which is a page. He is holding a
knife for erasing in his left hand, and a quill pen in his right hand.
His feet rest on what seems to be a sort of warming pan.
The Codex 965 contains 135 pages with several
theological texts, and fleurons, flower-shaped ornaments. It is
preserved in the Austrian National Library.