Detail of pillar made of three small columns on each side of a larger central column decorated with golden French Fleur de lys and flanked by a statue of apostle, nave of the upper chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. The Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Detail of pillar made of three small columns on each side of a larger central column decorated with golden French Fleur de lys and flanked by a statue of apostle, nave of the upper chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. The Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Picture...
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