The Crusader States is exceptionally grateful to Dr. Barbara Boehm, the Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the incredibly knowledgeable tour of crusade-related art at the Cloisters. In this week's podcast, Aurora Pfefferkorn asks Dr. Boehm about two major artworks at the Cloisters with links to the crusades and to crusader Jerusalem. Aurora asked Dr. Boehm about tomb of Jean d'Alluye with its mysterious eastern sword and a cross reliquary with a special "Outremer" design. As they inspect, describe, and discuss these objects, the importance of the crusading context comes to the fore. From an art historical perspective, despite all of the warfare and strife, the exchange and creativity of this period, was "something quite remarkable."