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In this Phoebus Focus , Matthew Reeves focuses on the two alabaster pleurants of the tomb monument of the famous Duke Jean De Berry (1340-1416). Who were these men, for whom were they made, and why? Matthew Reeves tells the story of one of France’s richest princes, Jean de Berry (1340-1416), his profound love of art and the wondrous ways in which sculpture can be used to commemorate, move us to prayer, and serve political ends.

In the Phoebus Focus series, experts and scientists discuss masterpieces from the rich collection of The Phoebus Foundation.