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Tapestry: Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac (probably from a series of tapestries, subject unknown)

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This tapestry illustrates the biblical episode from Genesis XXII:3-13. the action of which takes place in an open landscape. Biblical scene as above occupies central area. Wide border containing eight allegorical figures of Virtues (Prudencia, Fides, etc.). Narrow outer border showing...

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Provenance

Possibly from a private collection, Scotland. 1935, Liberty Limited, London; 1935, sold by Liberty Ltd. to Dr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer, Cambridge, MA; 1964, gift of Mrs. Tozzer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1964)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer

about 1600

Object Place

Possibly Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Dimensions

Other: 186.5cm (73 7/16in.) Overall: 253.4 x 188 cm (99 3/4 x 74 in.)

Accession Number

64.41

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles