Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
La Cité de Dieu (The City of God)
The book La Cité de Dieu is a work of theology describing the City of God and the City of the Pagans. On folio 5 (the second image), The City of God, in the upper left, is filled with church spires and angels. The City of Pagans, below, is inhabited by flying demons and round-domed structures. A battle between the two cities is depicted on the right. God rules heaven while devils stoke a cauldron in hell. This luxurious copy of Augustine's La Cité de Dieu may have belonged to the famous fifteenth-century bibliophile, Jean, duke of Berry.Made in Paris, France, Europe
Orosius Master and Assistants, French (active Paris), from 1400 - 1418. Written by Saint Augustine.
Vellum with gold leaf, ink, and paints
Currently not on view
1945-65-1The Philip S. Collins Collection, gift of Mrs. Philip S. Collins in memory of her husband, 1945