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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

42.170

Medium or Technique

Wool and silk, tapestry woven

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles