This is the story of a return to the country, after a journey of fifty years. A sculpture of saint Michael disappeared in 1969, having belonged for five centuries in the chapel of Châtelaudren in the Côtes-d’armor, was found in 2015 in the United Kingdom. The relief has made its return on the French territory in February 2018. Since then, he slumbers peacefully at the ministry of Culture in Paris, while waiting to regain its original place.

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The sculpture has been seen by the Dr. Lloyd de Beer, curator of collections Europe of the late Middle Ages in the British Museum. Then he searched the archives of the museum of Antiquities in Rouen, it falls on a photograph of the work, taken as a caution by a responsible officer of the historical monuments in the 1960s. Bingo, Lloyd de Beer made the link with sculpture he saw in a private collection.

engages a process of restitution, which tells the story of the Telegraph . …

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