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Item # 28668 Period Antique New Testament Tapestry 2'3" H x 5'3" W
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Item Number: 28668
Name: New Testament Tapestry
Size: 2' 3" H x 5' 3" W
(0.69m x 1.6m)
Origin: France
Style:
Size Category: Horizontal Tapestries
Antiquity: Circa 17th Century
Period Antique
Primary Design: Directional
Sub-Design: Pictorial
Design Genre Allegorical Tapestry
Aubusson Tapestry
Genre Tapestry
New Testament Tapestry
Religious Tapestry
Tapestry Panels
Field Color:
Border Color:
Composition: Wool with silk inlay
Condition: Excellent
   
Subject: The Annunciation, with Gabriel before Virgin Mary
   
Persian Gallery Notes: French Aubusson Religious Tapestry
   
Description:

A French Aubusson biblical tapestry from the 17th century, depicting the Annunciation from the New Testament, in which the archangel Gabriel, surrounded by putti at right, informs Mary that she will be the future mother of Jesus.  The scene takes place in a verdant setting with trees, rolling hills, and mountain peaks in the distance, and is flanked by columns on either side and unified by upper border of reciprocal design.  Wool with silk inlay.

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