11 juin 2007

The black virgin

Since always, Mills and its area were devoted to the goddess-mother, then with the virgin. The black virgin of Mills is a virgin in majesty of XIème century, which was strengthened in XVème. the popular belief makes of it a gift of Saint Louis and the history would like that it was brought back from Palestine by a lord of Bourbon. There were in Moulins two black virgins, of which one works of a local sculptor. The black virgin stopped in 1655 the fire which started to destroy the city, by the action of an... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The triptych of the Master of Moulins

  The treasure of the cathedral has, in the sacristy of the chapter, celebrates it triptych of the Virgin in glory (about 1501) of the “Master of Mills”, whose identity remains unknown in spite of various attributions of which that of the museum of Louvre to the painter Jean Hey. Masterpiece of French art, it was carried out for Pierre II, duke of Bourbon, and Anne of France, which one sees both on each side of the Virgin in glory, accompanied by Suzanne, their daughter. Saint... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Cathedral Notre-Dame de Moulins

The first mention of dwellings in a place naming Moulins goes up to 990.Mills became capital duchy of Bourbon, with the detriment of Souvigny, starting from the accession with the duchy, in 1488, of Pierre II (1438-1503), said Pierre de Beaujeu, husband since 1474 of Anne of France (1461-1522). The cathedral Before 1390, there existed, with the site of the chorus, a small vault dedicated to Our-Lady On the initiative of Louis II, it was demolished to build collegial, was replaced in its turn in... [Lire la suite]
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