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Tapestry: The First Four Articles of the Creed

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Jeweled columns divide the tapestry into four bays. Each bay encloses a scene illustrating a text from the Old or New Testament. The theme running through all four scenes is the divine harmony between the prophets' promises and the fulfillment of them as stated in the Apostles' Creed. In...

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Purchased in Madrid around 1893 by Eben Wright and said to have come from a cathedral in Spain; to his mother Mrs. John Harvey Wright upon his death; to MFA, November 12, 1908.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Harvey Wright in memory of her son Eben Wright and her father Lyman Nichols

Flemish (probably Brussels), about 1475–1500

Object Place

Probably Brussels, Flanders


Overall: 427 x 833 cm (168 1/8 x 327 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and silk slit tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts