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Item # 28423 Period Antique Allegorical Tapestry 13'2" H x 17'7" W
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Item Number: 28423
Name: Allegorical Tapestry
Size: 13' 2" H x 17' 7" W
(4.01m x 5.36m)
Origin: Flanders
Style:
Size Category: Horizontal Tapestries
Antiquity: Circa 17th Century
Period Antique
Primary Design: Directional
Sub-Design: Pictorial
Design Genre Allegorical Tapestry
Biblical Tapestry
Genre Tapestry
Historical Tapestry
Mythological Tapestry
New Testament Tapestry
Religious Tapestry
Field Color:
Border Color:
Composition: Wool with silk inlay
Condition: Good
   
Subject: Arrival of a wise man
   
Description:

A Flemish allegorical tapestry from the first half of the 17th century, possibly mythological or biblical, envisioning a scene in which various figures seek guidance and help from a wise man that has arrived before them.  Enclosed by an elaborate border of fruiting and flowering, interconnected by garlands, ribbon-ties, and swags.  Wool with silk inlay.