Hannibal 2022

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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.