Musée de Cluny

Having been a touch disappointed by the Cloisters recently, I thought I should visit the Musée de Cluny, which is the original of this form of medieval reconstruction, established in 1843 by Alexandre de Sommerard in the old, partly medieval hotel of the abbots of Cluny:- 

An early sixteenth-century altarpiece:- 

The decapitated statues from Notre-Dame, which were vandalised during the Revolution and only rediscovered in the 1970s:- 

The head of the Queen of Sheba from the portal of the Abbaye de Saint-Denis:- 

A fox from The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries:-

A seventh-century ivory:-

The head of St. Florion from the end of the fifteenth century:-


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