This bright gold armor must've been blinding to enemies on the battlefield. This fine detailing represents the armory fashion of the time - replicating jacquards and woven fabric patterns on metal armor
"Designed by the architect Louis Le Vau, the Apollo rotunda is the former courtroom of Louis XIV. It was later allocated to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, between 1692 and 1793. The decoration of stuccoes and frescoes dates from the 19th century." - @museelouvre
I found this while browsing the Morgan Library's Instagram page and was reminded of how amazing and rare all books once were. Like seriously, look at the insane amount of detail! Books in the past were rare, expensive objects that were also works of art (literary and literally) possessed by the few and powerful.