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Tapestry: The Offering to Pan (from the series of Berain Grotesques)

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This tapestry depicts a flower-crowned herm of Pan being honored by musicians and dancers. The borders are designed with grotesques and ‘'oriental'' figures. Color of tapestry is a yellow referred to as "tobacco". Grotesques were a subject originally sketched by Jean Berain, chief designer...

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Provenance

March 22, 1983, anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 115. 1985, Galerie Chevalier, New York; sold by Chevalier to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 1985)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

late 17th century

Object Place

Beauvais, France

Dimensions

307.97 x 311.78 cm (121 1/4 x 122 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1985.92

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles