Musée National de la Renaissance

And we’re back from hiatus with a few photos from the musée national de la Renaissance in Écouen, north of Paris.

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Some nice stuff here, including some massive tapestries that once belonged to Henry VIII. Not sure how they ended up here. They recount David and Bathsheba, but with all the characters dressed in renaissance garb. The theme of adultery had a certain resonance with the Tudor king.

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Renaissance ceramic depicting the last supper. The disciple with the halo has passed out and Jesus is using him as an arm rest.

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This cup doesn’t seem that practical to drink from. Maybe it works as a trophy.

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