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Philip IV of France (1285-1314)

Philip IV of France, King of France and Navarre from 1285 to 1314, son of Philip III King of France and Isabella of Aragon.

Charles IV of France, Philip IV of France’s last son, commanded this recumbent effigy aroud 1327. At first, it was standing on a black marble slab. Saint Louis IX’s grandson is represented holding a scepter with one hand, and his opened royal coat in his other hand. Glass pastes and colored highlight inlays have disappeared.

 

From the left to the right: Effigies of Philip IV of France, Philip V of France, Jeanne d'Evreux, Charles IV of France and Blanche of France.

© Patrick Cadet - Centre des monuments nationaux.



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