In this image illustrating Psalm 137, the painter Jean Colombe portrayed God’s “holy temple” as a Gothic cathedral, complete with statues of prophets or kings at its portal. Jean may have been inspired by his brother Michel, a sculptor.
Hours of Anne of France, France, Bourges, 1470s, MS M.677, fol. 252v. Purchased by J. P. Morgan (1867–1943), 1923.