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Here is my proposed solution for the Teniers painting clue and the parchment. You can use them if you want to.
When it is established that the Poussin painting "Shepherds in
I believe the Sauniere misinterpreted the Teniers clue in the parchment and looked at “The Temptation of St. Anthony” painting. The clue clearly states no temptation that.
The full clue is:
BERGERE PAS DE TENTATION
QUE POUSSIN TENIERS GARDENT LA CLEF PAX 681
PAR LA CROIX ET CE CHEVAL DE DIEU
J'ACHEVE CE DAEMON DE GARDIEN A MIDI POMMES BLEUES
(shepherdess no temptation that Poussin Teniers hold the key Pax 681. By the cross and this horse of God I dispatch this guardian demon at midday blue apples).
Another Teniers painting may show the object that is sought in the search. See the Teniers painting: “Witches preparing for the Sabbat"
(St. Anthony was tempted by demons, the witches were calling them – no temptation that!)” “Poussin [and] Teniers keep the key”).
The parchment can be read a number of ways, my interpretation is that it is actually in two parts:
Shepherdess no temptation that Poussin Teniers hold the key
(Shepherdess relates to Poussin and "no temptation that" refers to Teniers. You need both paintings to solve the clue)
(Peace, [closing of the first part clues]
[Psalm 68:1] (Signature, Psalm 68 is the "Psalm of David" and Jesus was of the house of David. Verse 1 reads:
"Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him."
This signature fits if the clues are pointing to the continued bloodline "Let God arise"
The Teniers Witches Preparing for the Sabbat painting shows a horse’s head skeleton (no lower jaw) with an “all seeing or God’s eye” and skull and crossbones.
The skull and crossbones have a vase of flowers placed on the head.
The skull and crossbones, with the flowers on top seem to signify a Templar grave. This may be the pointer to the Knights Stone at
This Knights tomb is the object (Teniers) RLC is the location (Poussin)
The museum at his church has the skull and crossbones.
By the cross and this horse of God (The man of the cross, on God’s horse appears to be a very good likeness of Cardinal Richelieu)
I dispatch this guardian demon at midday (Nicolas Flamel, a member of the Priory of Sion, had reason to believe
blue apples: (Reference to Eve reaching for a blue apple at St. Sulpice Church).
St. Sulpice was considered by some to be the headquarters of the Priory of Sion.