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Doorway from Notre-Dame at Reugny
Saint Mary Magdalene
The Virgin from a Pentecost Scene and the Figure of St. Martin
Seated Virgin and Child
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 009
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 Tours 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.
From the Cistercian abbey of La Clarté-Dieu, north of Tours, France[ Georges J. Demotte 1877 - 1923 , Paris and New York] ; George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York , New York (until 1925)
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