Detail of a low relief depicting a Castilian castle, trumeau of the lower chapel  of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. The Castilian castle symbolizes Blanche de Castille, mother of Saint Louis. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France (Saint Louis) to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. It is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Detail of a low relief depicting a Castilian castle, trumeau of the lower chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. The Castilian castle symbolizes Blanche de Castille, mother of Saint Louis. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France (Saint Louis) to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. It is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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