Journal of the Tower of the Temple by Cléry:
We were hardly seated before a head at the end of a pike was presented at the window. Tison’s wife screamed loudly; the murderers thought it was the queen’s voice, and we heard the frantic laughs of those barbarians. Thinking that Her Majesty was still at table, they had raised the victim’s head so that it could not escape her sight; it was that of the Princesse de Lamballe.
Though bloody, it was not disfigured; her blond hair, still curling, floated around the pike.
image: Mort de la princesse de Lamballe by Léon-Maxime Faivre, 1908; (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot