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Tomb of Clementia of Hungary French Sculptor French Cast Maker (cast maker)


French Sculptor

French Cast Maker (cast maker) 19th century

Date 1315-1316 (original), 1898 (cast)
Object type plaster cast
Medium, technique plaster cast

187 × 55 × 35 cm

Inventory number Rg.294
Collection Sculpture
On view This artwork is not on display

Clémence de Hongrie (1293–1328), or Clementia of Hungary, was the daughter of Charles Martell of Anjou, royal prince of Naples and pretender to the throne of Hungary, and of Clemence of Austria. Thanks to her family connections, she became queen of France and Navarre in 1315 through her marriage to Louis X (the Quarrelsome). The plaster cast of her tomb in the Basilica of Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, was commissioned in 1898 in connection with the reburial of Béla III, king of Hungary, and his wife in the Matthias Church in Budapest. The cast of Queen Clementia’s funerary statue, together with copies of other French Gothic sculptures, served as models for the historicising tomb built according to Frigyes Schulek’s design. Commissioned by the Ministry of Religion and Education in 1898, cast at the Palais du Trocadéro, Paris.

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