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Tapestry: The Mother and Child of Darius Before Alexander (?)

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The tapestry's central image depicts a scene with a lady and two children respectfully greeting a king-like figure who is followed by three soldiers. This scene is framed on all four sides. The left, right, and bottom edges depict people in an architectural setting surrounded by foliage. The top...

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Provenance

By June 7, 1910, Denman W. Ross, Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; gift of Ross to the MFA (Accession date: March 29, 1917) NOTES: [1] This piece was lent to the MFA on June 7, 1910 and returned to Ross on March 9, 1911.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Flemish (Brussels), 16th century

Object Place

Brussels, Flanders

Dimensions

267.4 x 261.7 cm (105 1/4 x 103 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: H: 2.92; W: 2.58

Accession Number

17.1115

Medium or Technique

Wool and Silk; tapestry weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles