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Tapestry: Presentation of Cleopatra to Anthony

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Cleopatra kneels before Anthony (?) while attendants present gifts. Buildings and ships are visible in the background. Floral border includes inscription - CLEOPATRA AUGUSTUM MUNERIBUS TENTAT ("Cleopatra tempts Augustus with gifts") Tapestry is in shades of blues, greens, beiges, red and...

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Inscription

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Provenance

Eleanora Randolph Sears (b. 1881 - d. 1968), Boston; bequeathed by Eleanora R. Sears to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1970)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Eleonora R. Sears

Second half of 17th century

Object Place

Brussels, Flanders

Dimensions

364.49 x 558.8 cm (143 1/2 x 220 in.)

Accession Number

1970.400

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles