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There is an inscription across the top on a blue ground, architectural framework; Jacob is kneeling before the Pharaoh at the right, flowers and horses on the left. There are no borders, there are faded blue galloons pieced on all around.


By 1910, Frank Gair Macomber (d. 1941), Boston; 1933, gift of Macomber to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Gift of Frank Gair Macomber in memory of Mrs. Frank Gair Macomber

Tapestry: Jacob before Pharaoh

Flemish or French, 1470–80

Object Place

Flanders or France


370.84 x 331.47 cm (146 x 130 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and Silk; tapestry weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts