Photographer's Note

Photograph taken in the Victoria & Albert Museum (next to the Natural History Museum) in London.

These are plaster casts of the tombstones of famous people. The actual tombstones are located somewhere elses.
In the V&A museum you can also see the reproduction of the statue of David by Michelangelo.

And my photo shows Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204), the Queen of France and England, the mother of Philip III Augustus and Richard I Lionheart.
[the other two kings to the right...I forgot their names...)

Eleanor was often considered as the most powerful women ever in the Middle Ages. She's very attractive and even took part in the 2nd Crusade, commanding her army of knights from Aquitaine.
First married to a French King, divorced him (the Pope allowed that) and then married a Norman King, Henry II - the King of England at that time.

And her tomb effigy portrays her reading the Bible. (She's actually entombed in Fontevraud Abbey, France - where Richard & Henry were entombed, too.)

(Info from Wikipedia)

Cropped, resized, saturated, contrasted.

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