Musée de Cluny joins together two prestigious buildings in the heart of Paris: the Thermes Gallo-Romains de Lutèce (Gallo-Roman baths), built at the end of the 1st century and the Hôtel des Abbés de Cluny, built at the end of the 15th century.
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The six tapestries depict a slender, blond woman in a Mediterranean garden with a unicorn and a lion on either side. They were woven in Flanders in the early 1500s by unknown artisans — most likely ordered by a wealthy family in Paris, but their subject remains mysterious.
They are considered some of the finest examples of medieval handiwork in the world.
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Early medieval sculptures from the seventh and eighth centuries are also stored in the museum.
Adam made of stone from around 1260.