Musée de Cluny, one of the leading medieval museums in the world, has opened up a special exhibition to showcase newly-acquired artworks. Thirty-three pieces, including paintings, sculptures and figurines are on display, many for the first time.
The museum, also known as Musée national du Moyen Âge, is located in Paris, France, and is home to over 24,000 works of art. Musée de Cluny reopened earlier this year after extensive renovations, and their new exhibition, “Acquisitions récentes: 2017-2022” began on October 18th. It will run to April 2, 2023. For more details, please visit their website.
Here are ten of the newly-acquired medieval artworks:
1. Virgin and Child, by Jean Hey (also known as The Master of Moulins). This painting on wood was created around 1490-1495 – Cl. 23926
2. Sculpture of Saint James, made around 1500 – Cl. 23930
3. Back of a mirror made of ivory, it depicts the god of love and four loving couples. Made around 1320-1340 – Cl. 23949
4. Christ on the Cross, circa 1200-1215 – Cl. 23932
5. Figure of a knight on horseback, made around 1300 – Cl. 23951
6. Embroidery depicting Saint Catherine, from the nd of the 15th-century -Cl. 23944-1
7. Sculpture of a stylized bird’s head, from the second quarter of the 12th century – Cl. 23963
8. Gold medallion depicting Moses and the Brazen Serpent, made around 1220-1230 – Cl. 23968
9. Nativity scene in an illumination , by Jean Colombe (1430-1493), dated to 1475-1485 – Cl. 23970
10. Terracotta floor tile, circa 1300 – Cl. 23972