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1950s Vintage French Travel Poster, Tresor de Conques

$175.00 $275.00
  • 1950s Vintage French Travel Poster, Tresor de Conques

Unknown

1950s Vintage French Travel Poster, Tresor de Conques

$175.00 $275.00

Date: c. 1950s
Size:  39 x 24.5 inches
Artist: unknown

This poster was produced in the 1950s by the "Ministère des Travaux Publics, des Transports et du Tourisme" or Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Tourism of Franc. It features a representation of the reliquary statue of Saint-Foy, part of what is known as the Treasures of Conques, a collection of reliquaries associated to the St. Foy abbey-church in Conques, a commune in southern France. Created at the end of the 9th century, the gold reliquary is encrusted with jewels offered by pilgrims who travelled to Conques during the Middle Ages. In very good condition with minor edgewear consistent with age.