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Tomb Slab

Date:
14th century
Geography:
Made in Normandy
Culture:
French
Medium:
Limestone, inlaid with marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 90 x 50 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (228.6 x 128.3 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
25.120.202
Not on view
Inscription: (on left border, in Norman French):
CY GIST NOBLE HOME MESSR CLIMENT DE LONGROY DIT DESREE CHLR SIRE DE FONTAINES MAITRE DOSTEL DU ROY NRESR ET LA ROYNE BLMCHE QUI TRESPASSA LAN DE GRACE MIL...

(on right border, in Norman French):
CY GIST NOBLE DAME MADAME BIETRIX DE PONS DAME DAME DE FONTAINES FEME DU DIT CHLR QUI TRESPASSA LAN DE GRACE MIL...

Marking: Arms:
Longroy (Ponthieu): Gules, a chief gold.
Pons de la Grange (Auvergne): Gules, 3 bars gold. Pons de la Rigodie (Forez): Gules, 3 bars gold.
Pont de St. Mixime (France): Gold, 3 bars gemelles gules.
The shields at the head of the woman bear the arms of her husband impaling her own
From the church of Villiers-sur Aumale, Normandy; [ Georges J. Demotte 1877–1923, Paris and New York] ; George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925)
Schrader, J. L. "George Grey Barnard: The Cloisters and the Abbaye." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 37, no. 1 (Summer 1979). p. 24, fig. 34.



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