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Re: The PMB Popess as Ecclesia

Agree that Bembo invented a Franciscan tertiary nun with papal crown for "Ecclesia" and that it did not exist before. This appears to be a circular argument. You want to prove she is Ecclesia ; you can't first assume Bembo intended to invent Ecclesia , and then use the card as proof that he succeed...

Re: The PMB Popess as Ecclesia

I've personally come to the conclusion that the PMB Papess is nothing other than 'Ecclesia' (in place of the theological virtue Faith, iconographically very similar), dressed in the Franciscan tertiary nun habit due to the popularity of that in Milan (e.g., some elites were actually buried in a Fra...

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