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        Ms 210 fol.23v The Donation of Gonnor, Duchess of Normandy, to the monastery of Mont Saint-Michel, from the 'Cartulaire de Mont-Saint-Michel', 1150's

        French School, (12th century); French. Medium: vellum. Date: 1150's. Gonnor (or Gunnora or Gunnor) (c. 936-1031) 2nd wife of Richard I The Fearless (Sans Peur), Duke of Normandy; a cartulary is a collection of charters recording grants to religious institutions and the Cartulaire de Mont Saint-Michel, now in the Bibliotheque Municipale in Avranches, is the only surviving medieval source for the monastery after the destruction of the Archives of the Manche in 1944; considered to have been made for Robert de Torigni (also known as Robert de Monte) Abbot of Mont Saint-Michel (1154-86) or perhaps for his predecessor, Abbot Geoffrey; Provenance: Bibliotheque Municipale, Avranches, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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