These drawings show objects discovered around Alise-Sainte-Reine from 1860, before the beginning of the excavations ordered by Napoleon III. To prove their origin, the location where they were discovered is noted. The objects shown, restored in the workshops at Meudon, then came to the musée gallo-romain for display. The judge and scholar Edouard Flouest, a correspondent of the Commission de Topographie des Gaules, sent the CTG highly detailed watercolour drawings of the major archaeological discoveries of the second half of the 19th century.

MAN, fonds Flouest, pl.43