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Le "Roi de Bourges"
French, mid-thirteenth century
Silver gilt, worked in repoussé, with semiprecious stones. Plaque is on wooden mount covered in red velvet with gilt frame.
20 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 3 inches (530 x 185 x 75 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1912; AZ052
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The figure is said to have been found in Bourges in 1902 during a demolition and has since been known as "the King of Bourges." Stylistically, it is based on the same type as a mid thirteeenth-century painted stone figure of Childebert in the Louvre, Paris. The crown may be a nineteenth century addition.

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