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Medieval Marvels

Triptych showing the Nativity and the Annunciation to the Shepherds, flanked by the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin (the Annunciation to the Virgin), early 16th century, by Master of the Large Foreheads (Le Maître des Grands Fronts)

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This selection of objects include significant and intriguing works focused on medieval history from secular and religious contexts. The collection explores a range of topics, including the rise of monasticism, the importance of pilgrimage, the cult of saints and relics, the trends of courtly life and fashion, the institution of knighthood, and classical influences on medieval art.