"Find Exhibits of Commercial Arts and Crafts" Musée National du Moyen Âge (National Museum of Medieval Art) Tip by hquittner
Musée National du Moyen Âge (National Museum of Medieval Art), Paris: 79 reviews and 263 photos
Even in Medieval times, there was a flourishing export (trading) market for works of art and expensive crafts. Artists were members of the goldsmith?s guild. In the Cluny there are many types of such work. Since alabaster is a soft stone, it is easily carved and overpainted A large number of religious plaques are exhibited in the room next to the glass.(3,4) These were from England. Alabaster is still worked in Volterra and Mexico and tufa in Matera. As tourists we have been tempted by everything from coasters to table lamps. In medieval times the tourists (pilgrims) to Compostella rushed to buy scallop shell-pins and other badges of metal to ?prove? their visit (some of which are on display). (5) But the finest (and most valuable) is the Golden Rose of Basel (1330;Rm XVI) shown with other goldwork.( 1,2).
Address: Boulevard St-Michel
Directions: Where Boulevard Saint-Michel meets Boulevard Saint-Germain... couldn't be easier. Metro Cluny-Sorbonne (closer) or Saint-Michel (not far at all).
Phone: +33 1 53 73 78 00
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