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Tapestry: Music (from the series THE SEVEN LIBERAL ARTS)

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The composition celebrates Music, one of the seven Liberal Arts. The figure of Music, represented as a richly dressed woman, sits on a throne in an arched niche at the left side of the field. Her name, MUSICQUE, appears as an inscription near her mouth. With her left hand she plays a small...

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Provenance

Collection Daguerre, Paris. Purchased from Bacri Freres with the Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Fund, December 2, 1915.

Credit Line

Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Fund

French, First quarter of the 16th century

Object Place

Tournai, France

Dimensions

322 x 337 cm (126 3/4 x 132 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.1241

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and some silk wefts)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles