Item Number: 113670
Title: L'Epée : Usages, mythes et symboles
Author: Blasco, Almudena (et al)
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Description: Paris: Musees nationaux, 2011. 32cm., pbk., 143pp., 116 color plates. Exhibition held at musée de Cluny. Summary: The sword is probably the object which most epitomizes represents the Middle Ages. It is a weapon, a sign of power and justice and a ceremonial object. No other secular object from the time has aroused such interest and exerted such fascination. The Sword. Uses, Myths and Symbols is the first exhibition on this theme. It brings together a hundred and twenty works: a collection of swords spanning the entire period from the fifth to the fifteenth century, including mythical items such as Joan of Arc's sword, as well as manuscripts, paintings, gold and ivory work.
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