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Item # 27468 Period Antique New Testament Tapestry 11'0" H x 11'0" W
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Item Number: 27468
Name: New Testament Tapestry
Size: 11' 0" H x 11' 0" W
(3.35m x 3.35m)
Origin: France
Style:
Size Category: Horizontal Tapestries
Square Tapestries
Vertical Tapestries
Antiquity: Circa 17th Century
Period Antique
Primary Design: Directional
Sub-Design: Pictorial
Design Genre Allegorical Tapestry
Biblical Tapestry
Historical Tapestry
New Testament Tapestry
Religious Tapestry
Field Color:
Border Color:
Composition: Wool with silk inlay
Condition: Excellent
   
Subject: The Marriage of Mary and Joseph
   
Description:

A French New Testament tapestry from Paris, circa 17th century, envisioning the marriage of Mary and Joseph, with the High Priest flanked by Mary and Joseph in the center, a dove above them, attended by a noblewoman and men, and a mother and child in the right foreground.  Enclosed within a border with upper and lower central cartouches supported by putti containing a star above and the armorial of Pierre Guischard below, six other cartouches containing the symbols of the Evangelists interspersed by fruiting and flowering swags with birds.  Wool with silk inlay.

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