Cluny Museum

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Cluny Museum,

14th- and 15th-century Gothic and Renaissance structure in Paris, built by Pierre de Chaslus, abbot of Cluny, and rebuilt by Jacques d'Ambroise. The site is that of the ancient Roman baths of Emperor Julian. Acquired by the nation after the Revolution, it was subsequently purchased by the antiquarian Du Sommerard, who installed his collection of art objects of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The city of Paris purchased the entire property at Du Sommerard's death (1842) and presented it to the state. The museum's 24 galleries display a variety of medieval works, with emphasis on carved wood, metalwork, textiles, and stained glass. A number of superb tapestries of the 15th and 16th cent., produced in Flanders and the Loire valley, are among the museum's greatest treasures.
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Indeed, when the two aforementioned bottles were bought in 1919 by Leonard Daneham Cunliffe, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, they were listed as 'Rhodian' ware, after the collection of classic Iznik pottery acquired by the Musee de Cluny in the 19th century on the island of Rhodes, where it was assumed it originated.
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Each of the paintings illustrates one of the five senses, and the cycle takes its inspiration from a series of tapestries on the same theme in the Musee de Cluny in Paris.
Germain-1'Auxerrois, nine illuminated manuscripts, the renowned Unicorn tapestries of the Five Senses in the Musee de Cluny, Paris, and a much-weathered fresco of the Tree of Jesse in the church of Saint-Severin.
Nicolas Flamel's gravestone is in plain view in the Musee de Cluny in Paris
Inspired by fifteenth-century tapestries from the Musee de Cluny in Paris, the 1953 ballet tells of a unicorn that only eats from the hand of a virgin, and perishes once the lady succumbs to the overtures of a knight.
And what glorious sights we saw: the Luxembourg Gardens, the Sorbonne, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Musee de Cluny, Montmartre and the Eglise du Sacre Coeur.
Some, such as the 6th-century Trebizond ivory acquired by the Musee de Cluny, bolster existing holdings in a particular field.
The author, himself the chief curator of the Musee de Cluny and the Musee d'Ecouen as well as the president of the French Society of Archaeology, wears his learning lightly.
Such works were on display in the Musee de Cluny and the Louvre, exhibited at the Great Exhibitions of 1862, 1867, 1878, and illustrated in a succession of volumes in Escosura's library, from C.
Inspired by its new director, Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, a specialist in medieval goldsmiths' work, the Musee de Cluny, Paris, is exhibiting two remarkable medieval hoards of treasure, shown together for the first time.