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Fragment of a tapestry with a battle scene

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In the foreground a man apparently telling of some event that is taking place, while others stand around and listen. In the background soldiers killing a fleeing man. Probably the left side (17.326 is the right) of a larger tapestry depicting a king seated on a throne under a canopy (either...

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Provenance

By 1917, John Templeman Coolidge (1856-1945), Boston; gift of Coolidge to the MFA (Accession date: February 15, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

Tapestry

Flemish (Brussels), 16th century

Object Place

Brussels, Flanders

Dimensions

342.9 x 191.13 cm (135 x 75 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.325

Medium or Technique

Wool and Silk; tapestry weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles