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Tapestry: Conference Between Scipio and Hannibal Before the Battle of Zama (from the series The Story of Scipio Africanus)

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The subject derives from the various accounts of the deeds of Publius Cornelius Scipio, called Africanus, during the Second Punic War. In this tapestry two men converse across a stream which disappears into a distant landscape. Groups of soldiers appear behind each man. A group of elephants at...

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Inscription

The conference shows a mark which corresponds to that of the brussels weaver Nicaise Aerts. The mark appears woven into the lower part of the right outer guard.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Harriet Sarah Walker (through the Bequest of Mary Sophia Walker), May 19, 1904.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Harriet Sarah Walker

Flemish (Brussels), Second half of the 16th or first quarter of the 17th century

Object Place

Brussels, Flanders

Dimensions

Overall: 458.5 cm (180 1/2 in.) Other (Top Edge): 458.5 cm (180 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

04.279

Medium or Technique

Tapestry; wool warp, wool and silk wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles