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Chimères (Notre Dame) (Chimera (Notre Dame))
  • Europe
  • Chimères (Notre Dame) (Chimera (Notre Dame)), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Paris, France
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.033
Description

View of a gargoyle and chimera of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Towards the left of the frame, a two-horned, winged gargoyle rests its head in its hands as it sticks its tongue out. Towards the right of it, a chimera opens its mouth. The figure is a hybrid animal composed of a head of a goat, wings of a bird (perhaps eagle) and the feet of a lion.