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Tapestry: The Arms of Roger de Beaufort, Turenne and Comminges, a fragment probably from a set of furnishings for a room

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Two angels, leaning out of turrets at the corners of a battlemented enclosure, support a coronet above the head of a seated unicorn wearing armorial trappings. A stork flies above each angel. Woven with green, yellow, red, and light neutral tones. One dark blue ground.

Provenance

Previously in the collection of Count and Countess de Kermaingant; sold at auction, AAA (November 27, 1926, Lot 184). Purchased with the Seth Kettell Sweetser Residuary Fund, December 2, 1926.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

French or Franco-Flemish, second half of 14th century or later

Object Place

France or the Franco-Flemish territories

Dimensions

98 x 58 cm (38 9/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.282

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool wefts)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles