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Millefleurs Tapestry with Oriental Figures (possibly from a series of country life millefleurs tapestries)

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The main figure group, including the man, woman, and infant in her arms, was taken from an engraving by Albrecht Dürer. A procession of four figures, a man, a woman with infant, a child, standing under an oak and a dog moves right to left across a dark blue field strewn with flowering plants....

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Provenance

Collection de la Chaussee, Bourges. Purchased from Bacri Freres with the Frances Skinner Fund, December 2, 1915.

Credit Line

Bequest of Francis Skinner

French, First quarter of the 16th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

274.32 x 170.81 cm (108 x 67 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.1240

Medium or Technique

Wool warp, wool and silk wefts; tapestry weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles