Anne of Brittany's reliquary
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Anne de Bretagne, the Château des ducs de Bretagne-Musée d’histoire de Nantes is once again displaying the gold display case containing the queen’s heart, exceptionally loaned out by the Musée Dobrée. L’Hermine regrettée, autour du cœur d’Anne de Bretagne returns to the royal funeral and presents miniature illustrations of the manuscripts for Le Trépas de l’hermine regrettée, and an account of the queen’s burial written by her herald, Pierre Choque.
In addition to the reliquary of the Duchess of Brittany and twice Queen of France, a selection of objects featured in the large-scale exhibition, Anne de Bretagne, une Histoire, un mythe, which the museum devoted to her in 2007 upon reopening, will also be on display. It will be completed by new content created in collaboration with the Musée du Château Royal de Blois.
Along with the golden display case, financial records of the royal and ducal funeral, several illuminated manuscripts of the Trépas de l’hermine regrettée and the Commémorations et advertissement de la mort d’Anne de Bretagne have been collected for the occasion.
In partnership with the Château Royal de Blois
The loan of this reliquary on behalf of the Musée Dobrée is part of a programme to display its collection outside its walls. It is also a prelude to its own exhibition centered around the reliquary at the Château de Châteaubriant from June to November.