Carved oak figure of an unidentified king of France, from the newel post (third floor) of the staircase from Morlaix, Brittany, France, about 1522–30. This figure is depicted wearing a fleur-de-lis crown and carring a sceptre, so must be a French king, though it has not been possible to identify which king he is meant to be. Tthis figure probably demonstrated the political allegiances of the owner, at a time when Brittany had only had only recently come to be regarded as part of the kingdom of France.
Museum no. A.8.1909