As I was walking through the Louvre on Friday, I walked by a painting that looked really familiar, really really familiar. Anyone who has been in my room, look familiar? It is part of a series of paintings of the muses, of which 1/3 is on display at the Louvre.
This gorgeous pair of funerary monuments represent Charles IV of France and his wife. They now live at the Louvre. The pair, however, never guarded an entire body, rather they sat above just the intestines! It was a common medieval practice to split a ruler’s body across several locations, according to my audio guide. It […]