Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Bishop`s Mitre

Bishop`s mitre
Silk and ink from China
0.35m x 0.31m
Trésor de la Sainte-Chapelle de Paris
Musée national du Moyen Âge, l'hôtel des abbés de Cluny, Paris

This mitre was part of the treasure of the Sainte-Chapelle de Paris. Fortunately it survived the pillaging of the French Revolution.

The main scene represented is that of Christ being placed in the tomb.

Other scenes include that of the Resurrection.