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Fragment from tapestry "The Rape of Helen," with soldiers in Paris' company

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Fragment from the second of eleven tapestries in a series depicting scenes from the Trojan war depicting soldiers of Paris. The complete example of this tapestry exists in the Cathedral of Zamora in Spain.


By 1934, Joseph Lindon Smith (b. 1863 - d. 1950), Boston; 1942, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 12, 1942)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith

Tapestry fragment

Flemish (probably Tournai), about 1472

Object Place

Tournai, Flanders


Length x width: 68 x 52.1 cm (26 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and silk, tapestry woven


Textiles and Fashion Arts