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Pope Pius VI Slipper<br/> &copy;  madd Bordeaux - L. Gauthier
Pope Pius VI Slipper
© madd Bordeaux - L. Gauthier
object n°29

Pope Pius VI Slipper

Last quarter of the XVIIIth century

In the political turmoil of the end of his pontificate, Pope Pius VI is deposed and banished from Rome. The French Directoire forces him to leave for France. Priests and families welcome this old man, exhausted after crossing the Alps, just before his death in Valence. They have been thanked by the abandonment of some relics, like the papal slipper entered into the museum's collections with the De Pelleport-Burete legacy, in 1932.

object n°29 (pdf)

previous objects of the month

object n°46
Purchase by City of Bordeaux, 1971, inv. 71.4.1
object n°42
object n°40
Circa 1745
object n°37
Circa 1735
object n°33
The second half of the XVIIIth century
object n°32
Produced between 1948 and 1960
object n°30
The first half of the XXth century
object n°29
Last quarter of the XVIIIth century