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Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris

(Musée national du Moyen Age - Thermes de Cluny)

 

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One of four Limoge caskets made to contain bits of Becket and now in Paris

 

 

Narrative Mantlepiece

 

 

 

c1030 Capitals from St-Germain de Prés (Paris)

 

 

The Family Jouvenel des Ursins, mid 1400s, Chapel St Remi, Notre Dame de Paris

 

 

 

 

1000s - Silver engraved Byzantine cross

 

 

  

   

 

This is the book of the stunning exhibition "Byzantium", which was on at the Royal Academy in London in early 2009 and included this cross.

 

 

 

Engraved Byzantine cross - 1000s

 

 

 

Annunciation

 

 

Two Croziers from Limoges

 

 

 

Annunciation

 

 

The Archangel Saint Michael and Dragon

 

 

Two Misericords

 

 

 

 

Two misericords from Beauvais, late 1400s.  Sorry about the focus not but they are fun and it is relatively unusual to come across misericords in France.

 

 

 

 

1000s Zodiac nave capitals from the now disappeared Parisian Abbey Church of Ste-Geneviève

 

Link to lots of other pages of Zodiac Signs and Labours of the Month

 

 

 

Centre - Aquarius (the water carrier) and maybe Scorpio (the scorpion), and on the left a sort of goanna eats something - not sure how that fits in!

 

 

Pisces

 

 

Aries (the ram) and Taurus (the bull)

 

 

Capricorn (the sea goat), replete with a billy-goat smig (Gaelic for goatee)

 

 

 

The Gemini twins doing their "wotcha looking at me like that for?" thing with a bit of blue woad.

 

Sagittarius the archer centaur

 

 

From an 1100s Catalan cloister

 

The Creation of Eve - the Temptation (shown here) - Expulsion from Paradise - Adam & Eve Condemned to Work

 

 

 

 

Head of an Angel ("Smiling Angel") - Ile-de-France, after 1297

 

 

 

 

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