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Tapestry: Verdure with Giant Leaves (probably from a series of verdure hangings)

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Giant, curling acanthus leaves fill the area of the field completely. A flowering bush rising from the central pot in the lower border sends its blossoming stalks into the field. Five birds with brilliant plumage and two snails perch on the great acanthus leaves. The border shows rich...

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There is an unidentified mark in the right end of the lower left corner.


Gift of Denman Waldo Ross, April 5, 1917.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Flemish, Second half of the 16th century

Object Place

Probably Grammont, possibly Enghein or Brussels, Flanders


Overall: 296.5 x 299.7 cm (116 3/4 x 118 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts