Kirghiz Sultan Beck and family. Kazakhstan.
Sultan Beck and family, trained hunting-hawk and camels.
Création Chanel 1932
Robe à la Diane.
18ème siècle la mode rococo.
Zulu group. South Africa, 1876.
Russian embroidery patterns of 19th century.
Buddhist Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo.
The Frankish dominions in Merovingian times (486-768).
Seppuku. Ritualized suicide in Japan. Continue reading
CLOVIS I. KING OF THE FRANKS.
FOR the preservation of this statue, and the one supposed to represent Clotilda the queen of Clovis, we are indebted to the zeal of Alexandre Lenoir, who placed them in his museum of national antiquities. They formerly stood, with four others, at the portal of the ancient church of Notre Dame at Corbeil, a town about twenty miles to the south-east of Paris. But their companions perished with the church they embellished, and these figures, the only remains of its former magnificence, have been transferred from the museum to be placed at the entrance to the vaults of the magnificent church of St. Denis, the resting place of the long line of sovereigns of whose power Clovis laid the foundation.