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"Tombeau: A Journey Through French History and Art" Step into the mesmerizing world of tombeaux, where entombment sculptures tell tales of history and art

Background imageTombeau Collection: Yedo - Edo - Tokyo - Tomb of Taikans in Chiba - Japan 1880-1910

Yedo - Edo - Tokyo - Tomb of Taikans in Chiba - Japan 1880-1910
CSO4979481 Yedo - Edo - Tokyo - Tomb of Taikans in Chiba - Japan 1880-1910 -; (add.info.: Yedo - Edo - Tokyo - Tomb of Taikans in Chiba - Japan 1880-1910 -); Photo © DDF. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageTombeau Collection: Allegory of the tomb of George Campbell, Duke of Argyll (1768-1839), Scottish politician

Allegory of the tomb of George Campbell, Duke of Argyll (1768-1839), Scottish politician
VEN5027621 Allegory of the tomb of George Campbell, Duke of Argyll (1768-1839), Scottish politician. painting by Francesco Monti, Nunzio Ferraioli, 18th century

Background imageTombeau Collection: Cranium from an eskimo (Inuit), and one from an ancient tomb near Niagara. Lithograph by J

Cranium from an eskimo (Inuit), and one from an ancient tomb near Niagara. Lithograph by J
FLO4688402 Cranium from an eskimo (Inuit), and one from an ancient tomb near Niagara. Lithograph by J. Bull from James Cowles Prichard's Natural History of Man (Balliere, London)

Background imageTombeau Collection: Egyptian sacorphage decorated with hieroglyphs - Strong water extracted from the Encyclopedie of

Egyptian sacorphage decorated with hieroglyphs - Strong water extracted from the Encyclopedie of Natural History
FLO4726811 Egyptian sacorphage decorated with hieroglyphs - Strong water extracted from the Encyclopedie of Natural History: Humanite, by Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811)

Background imageTombeau Collection: Elevation of the Mausoleum of Hadrian in its perfect state in Parco Adriano, Rome

Elevation of the Mausoleum of Hadrian in its perfect state in Parco Adriano, Rome
FLO4679377 Elevation of the Mausoleum of Hadrian in its perfect state in Parco Adriano, Rome. Copperplate engraving by Henry Moses from A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, etc

Background imageTombeau Collection: Gravestone of Anna Schmittner, died 1575, from the wall of St. Agatha Church in Aschaffenburg

Gravestone of Anna Schmittner, died 1575, from the wall of St. Agatha Church in Aschaffenburg
FLO4644341 Gravestone of Anna Schmittner, died 1575, from the wall of St. Agatha Church in Aschaffenburg. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Alteneck's Costumes

Background imageTombeau Collection: Ruins of the tombs of Mitla or Miguitlan, Mexico City. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by

Ruins of the tombs of Mitla or Miguitlan, Mexico City. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio
FLO4622134 Ruins of the tombs of Mitla or Miguitlan, Mexico City. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World

Background imageTombeau Collection: Ruins of the tombs of Mitla or Miguitlan, Mexico City. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by

Ruins of the tombs of Mitla or Miguitlan, Mexico City. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio
FLO4622125 Ruins of the tombs of Mitla or Miguitlan, Mexico City. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World

Background imageTombeau Collection: Ancient Peruvian utensils and tools, including Inca tomb A, B, pendant in gold and silver C

Ancient Peruvian utensils and tools, including Inca tomb A, B, pendant in gold and silver C, copper axe heads D
FLO4621168 Ancient Peruvian utensils and tools, including Inca tomb A, B, pendant in gold and silver C, copper axe heads D, mirrors called Inca-rirpo E, F, G, stone axe H, pins I, L, M, clip K

Background imageTombeau Collection: Interior of an Egyptian burial chamber with hieroglyphic murals

Interior of an Egyptian burial chamber with hieroglyphic murals. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri
FLO4620496 Interior of an Egyptian burial chamber with hieroglyphic murals. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Antique

Background imageTombeau Collection: Kalmyk nomads preparing to migrate - dismantling ghers, loading wagons near a tomb 1

Kalmyk nomads preparing to migrate - dismantling ghers, loading wagons near a tomb 1
FLO4576520 Kalmyk nomads preparing to migrate - dismantling ghers, loading wagons near a tomb 1, and typical gher life with women milking cow, preparing a cow hide, playing men draughts cows

Background imageTombeau Collection: Cossu Cemetery in China - Strong Water from the Encyclopedie of Natural History: Humanite

Cossu Cemetery in China - Strong Water from the Encyclopedie of Natural History: Humanite
FLO4727157 Cossu Cemetery in China - Strong Water from the Encyclopedie of Natural History: Humanite, by Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811)

Background imageTombeau Collection: Pick-axe made with a walrus tusk, stone hatchet of Alaska, wooden instrument with claws used by

Pick-axe made with a walrus tusk, stone hatchet of Alaska, wooden instrument with claws used by the Chukchi (Chukchi)
FLO4722585 Pick-axe made with a walrus tusk, stone hatchet of Alaska, wooden instrument with claws used by the Chukchi (Chukchi) people to hunt walrus, tomb of the Unalaskans, and baidar (boat)

Background imageTombeau Collection: The treasor of the Atrides or tomb of Agamemnon, Mycenes (Greece)

The treasor of the Atrides or tomb of Agamemnon, Mycenes (Greece) - - Photography attributed to Athanasiou Konstantinos
CSO4982939 The treasor of the Atrides or tomb of Agamemnon, Mycenes (Greece) - - Photography attributed to Athanasiou Konstantinos (1845-1898); (add.info)

Background imageTombeau Collection: Kyoto - Karodani Cemetery - Japan 1880-1910

Kyoto - Karodani Cemetery - Japan 1880-1910
CSO4979621 Kyoto - Karodani Cemetery - Japan 1880-1910 -; (add.info.: Kyoto - Karodani Cemetery - Japan 1880-1910 -); Photo © DDF. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageTombeau Collection: Yedo - Edo - Tokyo - Tomb of Taikan a Chiba - Japan 1880-1910

Yedo - Edo - Tokyo - Tomb of Taikan a Chiba - Japan 1880-1910
CSO4979526 Yedo - Edo - Tokyo - Tomb of Taikan a Chiba - Japan 1880-1910 -; (add.info.: Yedo - Edo - Tokyo - Tomb of Taikan a Chiba - Japan 1880-1910 -); Photo © DDF. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageTombeau Collection: View of the Mausoleum of Hadrian or the Castle of St. Angelo in Parco Adriano, Rome

View of the Mausoleum of Hadrian or the Castle of St. Angelo in Parco Adriano, Rome
FLO4974654 View of the Mausoleum of Hadrian or the Castle of St. Angelo in Parco Adriano, Rome. Copperplate engraving by Henry Moses from A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, etc

Background imageTombeau Collection: Kyoto - Cemetery in Kyoto - Japan 1880-1910

Kyoto - Cemetery in Kyoto - Japan 1880-1910
CSO4979372 Kyoto - Cemetery in Kyoto - Japan 1880-1910 -; (add.info.: Kyoto - Cemetery in Kyoto - Japan 1880-1910 -); Photo © DDF. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageTombeau Collection: British gentlemen on the Grand Tour opening an ancient classical tomb and pilfering vases, urns

British gentlemen on the Grand Tour opening an ancient classical tomb and pilfering vases, urns, and other treasures
FLO4974651 British gentlemen on the Grand Tour opening an ancient classical tomb and pilfering vases, urns, and other treasures. As desrcibed by Sir William Hamilton

Background imageTombeau Collection: Tomb of a Chinese noble with statues in a large courtyard. Handcoloured copperplate drawn

Tomb of a Chinese noble with statues in a large courtyard. Handcoloured copperplate drawn
FLO4622446 Tomb of a Chinese noble with statues in a large courtyard. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient

Background imageTombeau Collection: Egyptian architecture: pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and sarcophagus with hieroglyphs

Egyptian architecture: pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and sarcophagus with hieroglyphs
FLO4620619 Egyptian architecture: pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and sarcophagus with hieroglyphs. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Antique

Background imageTombeau Collection: View of Egypt: The Pyramid of Cheops. Engraving by RIFFAUT, 19th century after the Daguerrian

View of Egypt: The Pyramid of Cheops. Engraving by RIFFAUT, 19th century after the Daguerrian photographic excursions
JEB4834011 View of Egypt: The Pyramid of Cheops. Engraving by RIFFAUT, 19th century after the Daguerrian photographic excursions. In " Most Remarkable Views and Monuments of the Universe"

Background imageTombeau Collection: Morai or cemetery with carved wooden idols on the island of Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands

Morai or cemetery with carved wooden idols on the island of Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, Polynesia, circa 1800
FLO4576954 Morai or cemetery with carved wooden idols on the island of Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, Polynesia, circa 1800

Background imageTombeau Collection: Les fees des capuchins kneeling in front of a tomb - Eau forte by Charles Geoffroy (1819-1882)

Les fees des capuchins kneeling in front of a tomb - Eau forte by Charles Geoffroy (1819-1882)
FLO4637551 Les fees des capuchins kneeling in front of a tomb - Eau forte by Charles Geoffroy (1819-1882), d'une illustration par Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard dit J.J.J.Granville (1803-1847)

Background imageTombeau Collection: The Wood Tomb of the Wakashan Indians (Canada). Lithography for the book

The Wood Tomb of the Wakashan Indians (Canada). Lithography for the book: " Galerie complete en tableaux fideles
FLO4635594 The Wood Tomb of the Wakashan Indians (Canada). Lithography for the book: " Galerie complete en tableaux fideles des peuples d'Amerique et d'Australie" by Friedrich

Background imageTombeau Collection: Section through the Mausoleum of Hadrian in Parco Adriano, Rome, from Bartoli

Section through the Mausoleum of Hadrian in Parco Adriano, Rome, from Bartoli
FLO4679380 Section through the Mausoleum of Hadrian in Parco Adriano, Rome, from Bartoli. Copperplate engraving by Henry Moses from A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, etc

Background imageTombeau Collection: Hawai Cemetery - Strong water extracted from the Encyclopedie of Natural History: Humanite

Hawai Cemetery - Strong water extracted from the Encyclopedie of Natural History: Humanite
FLO4727126 Hawai Cemetery - Strong water extracted from the Encyclopedie of Natural History: Humanite, by Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811)

Background imageTombeau Collection: Royal sepultures surrounded by filaos on the Tonga Islands - Strong water extracted from

Royal sepultures surrounded by filaos on the Tonga Islands - Strong water extracted from the Encyclopedie of Natural
FLO4727125 Royal sepultures surrounded by filaos on the Tonga Islands - Strong water extracted from the Encyclopedie of Natural History: Humanite, by Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811)

Background imageTombeau Collection: Kyoto - Cemetery in Kyoto - Japan 1880-1910

Kyoto - Cemetery in Kyoto - Japan 1880-1910
CSO4979387 Kyoto - Cemetery in Kyoto - Japan 1880-1910 -; (add.info.: Kyoto - Cemetery in Kyoto - Japan 1880-1910 -); Photo © DDF. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageTombeau Collection: Representation of a knight of the Order of the Templars, which offers a complete representation of

Representation of a knight of the Order of the Templars, which offers a complete representation of the Norman armor
FLO4708038 Representation of a knight of the Order of the Templars, which offers a complete representation of the Norman armor

Background imageTombeau Collection: The Mass of St. Gregoire I, called the Grand Book of Hours. 15th c. (18 x 13 cm)

The Mass of St. Gregoire I, called the Grand Book of Hours. 15th c. (18 x 13 cm). Gregory I The Great, Saint (540-604)
CUL4868362 The Mass of St. Gregoire I, called the Grand Book of Hours. 15th c. (18 x 13 cm). Gregory I The Great, Saint (540-604). Pope of the Catholic Church (590-604). Fol. 152v

Background imageTombeau Collection: Ancient Tatar tomb of a Khan in Kasimov (Kassimov) on the Oka River (Ryazan Oblast, Russia)

Ancient Tatar tomb of a Khan in Kasimov (Kassimov) on the Oka River (Ryazan Oblast, Russia)
FLO4723064 Ancient Tatar tomb of a Khan in Kasimov (Kassimov) on the Oka River (Ryazan Oblast, Russia). Illustration by Mounier from Guillaume Antoine Olivier (1756-1814)

Background imageTombeau Collection: Mausoleum of Teshoo Lama or Panchen Lama (tashi lama or panchen erdeni), Lobsang Palden Yeshe

Mausoleum of Teshoo Lama or Panchen Lama (tashi lama or panchen erdeni), Lobsang Palden Yeshe
FLO4722348 Mausoleum of Teshoo Lama or Panchen Lama (tashi lama or panchen erdeni), Lobsang Palden Yeshe. Illustration by Lieutenant Samuel Davis From Captain Samuel Turner (1759-1802)

Background imageTombeau Collection: Sepulchral cave with the mummies of the Guanches (first inhabitants of the Canary Islands)

Sepulchral cave with the mummies of the Guanches (first inhabitants of the Canary Islands)
FLO4635043 Sepulchral cave with the mummies of the Guanches (first inhabitants of the Canary Islands). Lithography for the book

Background imageTombeau Collection: The mausolee of Tipu Sahib (1749-1799), sultan of Mysore (or Maissour, present-day Karnataka state)

The mausolee of Tipu Sahib (1749-1799), sultan of Mysore (or Maissour, present-day Karnataka state)
FLO4633956 The mausolee of Tipu Sahib (1749-1799), sultan of Mysore (or Maissour, present-day Karnataka state), is known as the "Mysore Tiger"

Background imageTombeau Collection: Tombs of children made of branches and leaves on the Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)

Tombs of children made of branches and leaves on the Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)
FLO4636177 Tombs of children made of branches and leaves on the Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea). Lithography for the book

Background imageTombeau Collection: Chinese tombs in a cemetery. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio

Chinese tombs in a cemetery. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient
FLO4622450 Chinese tombs in a cemetery. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World

Background imageTombeau Collection: The old man. Death leads his elderly victim to the grave, seducing him with the music of a

The old man. Death leads his elderly victim to the grave, seducing him with the music of a dulcimer (hammered dulcimer)
FLO4675789 The old man. Death leads his elderly victim to the grave, seducing him with the music of a dulcimer (hammered dulcimer)

Background imageTombeau Collection: The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or the Tomb of Mausolus 2, 3, built by five architects Scopas

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or the Tomb of Mausolus 2, 3, built by five architects Scopas, Bryaxis, Timotheus
FLO4577081 The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or the Tomb of Mausolus 2, 3, built by five architects Scopas, Bryaxis, Timotheus, Leochares and Pythis

Background imageTombeau Collection: Turkish mausoleum and tomb, 18th century. A Turkish cemetery with cypress trees and mausoleums

Turkish mausoleum and tomb, 18th century. A Turkish cemetery with cypress trees and mausoleums
FLO4576856 Turkish mausoleum and tomb, 18th century. A Turkish cemetery with cypress trees and mausoleums, 1 and a marble grave kept as a flower garden by mourners 2

Background imageTombeau Collection: Basrelief gravestone of Susannna Albert, died 1565, wife of Adam Albert, counsel and town clerk

Basrelief gravestone of Susannna Albert, died 1565, wife of Adam Albert, counsel and town clerk
FLO4644101 Basrelief gravestone of Susannna Albert, died 1565, wife of Adam Albert, counsel and town clerk. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Alteneck's Costumes

Background imageTombeau Collection: Egyptian costumes: two women veiled, one praying on a carpet

Egyptian costumes: two women veiled, one praying on a carpet, the other watering plants from the tomb in a Turkish
FLO4634893 Egyptian costumes: two women veiled, one praying on a carpet, the other watering plants from the tomb in a Turkish Egyptian cemetery

Background imageTombeau Collection: The imperress. Sumptuously clothed and accompanied by her bridesmaids

The imperress. Sumptuously clothed and accompanied by her bridesmaids, the Impress is intercepted in her march by Death
FLO4675614 The imperress. Sumptuously clothed and accompanied by her bridesmaids, the Impress is intercepted in her march by Death incarnated in the character of an old ratatinee

Background imageTombeau Collection: The statues of Memnon and the Sphinx, Egypt. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Bertuch's '

The statues of Memnon and the Sphinx, Egypt. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Bertuch's " Bilderbuch
FLO4575526 The statues of Memnon and the Sphinx, Egypt. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Bertuch's " Bilderbuch fur Kinder" (Picture Book for Children), Weimar, 1805

Background imageTombeau Collection: Philip III the Hardi transports the relics of his father Louis IX (Saint Louis)

Philip III the Hardi transports the relics of his father Louis IX (Saint Louis) to the basilica of Saint Denis
ETI4396197 Philip III the Hardi transports the relics of his father Louis IX (Saint Louis) to the basilica of Saint Denis

Background imageTombeau Collection: The three Maries (Holy Women) who discover the tomb of Christ empty while the angel Gabriel

The three Maries (Holy Women) who discover the tomb of Christ empty while the angel Gabriel announces his resurrection
VEN5034128 The three Maries (Holy Women) who discover the tomb of Christ empty while the angel Gabriel announces his resurrection to them

Background imageTombeau Collection: The tomb of Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) by Innocenzo Spinazzi (1718-98) 1787 (marble)

The tomb of Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) by Innocenzo Spinazzi (1718-98) 1787 (marble)
BEN85194 The tomb of Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) by Innocenzo Spinazzi (1718-98) 1787 (marble); Santa Croce, Florence, Italy; Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTombeau Collection: ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I, the goddesses accompanying the Pharaoh

ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I, the goddesses accompanying the Pharaoh
THT4307517 ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I, the goddesses accompanying the Pharaoh. by Egyptian School; (add.info.: ABYDOS: Temple of Seti (Sethi) I



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"Tombeau: A Journey Through French History and Art" Step into the mesmerizing world of tombeaux, where entombment sculptures tell tales of history and art. One such masterpiece can be found at the Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Chaource, Paris, France. Created in 1861, this tomb captivates with its intricate details and symbolism. As you explore further, you'll discover that tombeaux have played a significant role in commemorating notable figures throughout French history. From Napoleon's grand tombs to the Tombeau de Napoleon at Invalides in Paris, these monuments stand as testaments to their legacies. The French are renowned for their artistic prowess, evident even in these somber structures. The cupola-like domes atop many tombs showcase exquisite craftsmanship and architectural brilliance. Each detail is meticulously crafted to honor those laid to rest within. One cannot help but marvel at the entombment sculpture at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Chaource—a work so captivating it repeats itself thrice. Its presence speaks volumes about its significance within the community and highlights the importance placed on remembrance. In addition to their historical value, tombeaux also serve as reminders of mortality—Et in Arcadia ego or "The Shepherds of Arcadia. " This 17th-century oil painting depicts shepherds contemplating death amidst idyllic landscapes—an allegory reminding us that life is fleeting. So next time you find yourself wandering through Paris or exploring ancient churches like Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, take a moment to appreciate these remarkable tombs. They offer glimpses into both past lives and artistic achievements—a testament to human creativity enduring beyond our mortal existence.