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1570 Jeanne d'Albret by François Clouet (Musée Condé, Chantilly France) She was Queen-regnant of Navarre, a Basque region facing the Atlantic straddling the current Franco-Spanish border. She married Antoine de Bourbon and her son Henri (IV) became King of France and founded the Bourbon dynasty.
Plaque with the Symbol of the Evangelist John Date: ca. 1100 Geography: Made in, Conques, France Culture: French Medium: Copper: cut and gilt; champlevé and cloisonné enamel: black, lapis and lavender blue, turquoise, green, red, white, pinkish white. Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 2 3/8 x 1/8in. (10.1 x 6.1 x 0.3cm) Classification: Enamels Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 Accession Number: 17.190.429