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Corbie: plan de l'abbaye vers 780. En décomposant le plan du XIV°s que nous connaissons par un relevé du 18°s, nous pouvons proposer une articulation de la 1° abbaye. - 14) ADALARD DE CORBIE: La Bibliothèque de l'abbaye s'enrichit de somptueux manuscrits enluminés qui sont aujourd'hui conservés, pour partie, dans la Bibliothèque d'Amiens Métropole, à la BnF à Paris et à la Bibliothèque nationale de Russie (ex Saltykov-Chtchédrin) de St-Petersbourg.

Made of tin or silverplate metal, milagros were produced in Spain, Germany and Mexico. Many are used in Christian church services and then hung in the owner's home. This Italian version is valued at about $125 and is from the early 20th century. Photo courtesy cornioli, an eBay seller from Milan, Italy

LATE 15TH/ EARLY 16TH CENTURY OAK AND IRON BOUND WESTPHALIAN CLAMP FRONT CHEST. CIRCA 1500. OF WONDERFUL PROPORTIONS . EXCELLENT CONDITION AND A STUNNING COLOUR. 68" WIDE X 32" HIGH X 23" DEEP.

Ark

Arks (or hutches as they tended to be known in southern England) were used to store grain, meal or bread at home, from the medieval period onwards. The concave top was normally removeable and could be turned over to form a kneading trough for the making of bread. What a cunning idea!

Femme donnant à manger à ses poules Ibn Butlân, Tacuinum sanitatis Rhénanie, 3e quart du XVe siècle Paris, BNF, département des Manuscrits, Latin 9333, fol. 63

Domed Head Reliquary c. 1175 Gilt copper, champlevé enamel and walrus tusk on wood, height 45 cm Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin