I'm not a big art type of guy, but I did find this feed quite interesting.
An example ...
Virgin and Child from the Sainte-Chapelle
lvory, traces of polychrome
H 0.41 m
In the 13th and 14th centuries, the growth of the cult of Mary led to the production of numerous figurines of the Virgin and Child, especially in ivory. This statuette, described in an inventory of the treasury of the Sainte-Chapelle before 1279, is considered to be the finest achievement of Parisian ivory workers, especially since it seems to have inspired a whole series of ivory statuettes in the second half of the 13th century. The drapery and her triangular face with its narrowed eyes and slightly mocking smile place this statuette in the full flowering of Parisian monumental Gothic, in the middle of third quarter of the 13th century.