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This is an effigy of Jean d'Alluye, a 13th-century French knight who fought in the Crusades. The effigy is immaculately carved, and perfectly represents the garb of a 13th-century European knight, from the long sleeve chain mail shirt, to the triangular shield, to the sword belt, all the way down to the spurs on his feet. Except for one thing.

Textile with Brocade Date: 13th–14th century Culture: French or Italian Medium: Silk, metal thread Accession Number: 09.50.1022