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Tapestry: The Anger of Achilles Against Agamemnon (from the series The Story of Achilles)

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This is one of two tapestries in the MFA-Boston collection from the series THE STORY OF ACHILLES. The subject of this weaving derives from Homer's Iliad, Book I. Agamemnon decides that if his lovely captive Chryseis is to be sent back to her father, Chryses, then he will take Briseis,...

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Charles Mather Ffoulke is said to have purchased both tapestries from an unidentified dealer in Munich (unpublished letters.) The dealer did not specify the source, but stated that the tapestries came from a "royal house." Collection Charles Mather Ffoulke, Washington, D.C. Collection French and Company, New York. Collection George Robert White, Boston. Collection Mrs. Harriet J. Bradbury, Boston. Bequest of Mrs. Harriet J. Bradbury, July 3, 1930.

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Bequest of Mrs. Harriet J. Bradlbury

Flemish, Probably third quarter of the 17th century, 1650–75

Object Place

Brussels, Flanders


417.19 x 385.44 cm (164 1/4 x 151 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool, silk and gilt(?) silver wefts)


Textiles and Fashion Arts