Heavenly City

Heavenly City, 289v

The Heavenly City is represented in tiers, each with buildings and many towers (probably for church towers), behind red walls (f. 289v). Projecting from the walls are more towers. The City is framed with two tall towers, just as the Devil Portrait on the opposite page. The Heavenly City, although without any people, was shown as a symbol of hope and salvation, and as a contrast to the portrait of the Devil.

The Heavenly City and the Devil Portrait are the only full page pictures in the Codex Gigas.