Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

** THE MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY IN SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE

Saint-Denis was a Gallo-Roman village north of Paris in the 2nd Century. During the Middle Ages it rose to prominence and in 1144 a new church was consecrated the Saint-Denis Basilica the first example of Gothic Architecture.  In the 17th Century the Basilica was excavated which turned up vestiges of the Middle Ages and Roman times.  The Musee d’Art & Histoire of Saint-Denis had a show in 2007 on some of these artifacts.  What made the show interesting is that all of the material was local. Follow this link to the Study Gallery to see the glass pictures from that show.  Click on then to enlarge and Esc to return to this page.

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