Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

The Church Militant and the Church Triumphant

Folio 32v

This miniature, illustrating another psalm for the sons of Core, shows David before a crowned female figure, symbol of the Church Militant and then Triumphant.
She holds in her right hand a bannered cross-staff and in her left a golden chalice and the Eucharist. The triumph of Christ's Church is anticipated in Psalm LXXXVI:
"Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God."
The initial F contains a sleeping bear.

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