French / Tomb Effigy of Jean d'Alluye / mid-13th centuryFrench
Tomb Effigy of Jean d'Alluye
mid-13th century

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: French
Title: Tomb Effigy of Jean d'Alluye
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Creation Start Date: 1234
Creation End Date: 1266
Creation Date: mid-13th century
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture-Architectural-Stone
Materials and Techniques: Limestone
Dimensions: 83 1/2 x 34 1/4 in. (212.1 x 87 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 25.120.201
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1925

Jean d'Alluye was a knight of Philip Augustus and one of the principal nobles of the Loire Valley. His career included a trip to the Holy Land, where he acquired a relic of the True Cross. In 1248 he was buried at La Clarté-Dieu, the abbey near Le Mans that he had founded in 1239. This effigy, in an attitude of prayer, was turned upside down and used as a bridge over a nearby stream. Around 1900 it was purchased from a Paris dealer by George Grey Barnard, an American whose collection forms the core of The Cloisters.

AMICA ID: MMA_.25.120.201
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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