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Item # 27469 Period Antique Mythological Tapestry 11'6" H x 10'8" W
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Item Number: 27469
Name: Mythological Tapestry
Size: 11' 6" H x 10' 8" W
(3.51m x 3.25m)
Origin: Brussels
Size Category: Mythological Tapestries
Square Tapestries
Vertical Tapestries
Antiquity: Circa Late 17th Century
Period Antique
Primary Design: Directional
Sub-Design: Pictorial
Design Genre Allegorical Tapestry
Historical Tapestry
Hunting Tapestry
Mythological Tapestry
Field Color:
Light Brown
Border Color:
Composition: Wool with silk inlay
Condition: Excellent
Subject: Meleager presents the head of the Boar of Calydon to Atalanta
Persian Gallery Notes: Woven in the Gobelins factory of Jan Leyniers, after cartoons by Charles Le Brun

An antique 17th century Brussels mythological tapestry, size 11'6 H x 10'8 W, from the workshop of the renowned weaver, Jan Leyniers, after cartoons by Charles Le Brun and François Bellin for the landscapes. The set was rewoven many times with some variations in diverse workshops. It is one of the very first set invented by Charles Le Brun before he became the First Painter of the King Louis 14th and director of the Gobelins workshop. A similar set was part of the collection of Louis 14th. The tapestry depicts The Story of Meleager and Atalanta, with the heroic hunter Meleager presenting his beloved Atalanta with the head of Boar of Calydon, after slaying the beast and stopping its devastation of the land. Enclosed within an elaborate border of flowers, hunting trophies, and a boar's head. Wool with silk inlay. Excellent condition.

Hanging: The tapestry comes ready for hanging, with linen backing and a strip of hook and loop tape at the top end, which can be connected to the opposite side of the supplied hook and loop tape, which could be tacked to your wall. For those who prefer the use of a tapestry rod, we can add the appropriate size loops to accommodate your needs.

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