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Ottoman in art between Fench Renaissance
One wouldn't expect it between the French Renaissance art in the national museum of Ecouen (Val d'Oise), but there is an important collection of Ottoman pottery to admire. The museum possesses about 500 richly painted plates, bottles and so on. They were gathered long time ago by a French diplomate, in a period it was a common thing to take foreign art treasures home.
The French Museum Service has now documented the collection in a fantastic catalogue, the France 2 tv-station reports.
That's a good thing, for the dishes seem to break in potsherds rapidly. The museum claims it owns 532 pieces of art, but according to France 2 there are actually only 475 pieces.
By the way, Ecouen is a gorgious castle too.
Posted by Peter on december 1, 2005 at 07:55 AM
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