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tapestry with battle scene
  • Belgium
    active: Belgium
  • tapestry with battle scene, 1600s
  • Where object was made: Brussels, Brabant (present-day Belgium)
  • wool, cotton, weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 269.2 x 444.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 106 x 175 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Frederic James
  • Not on display
  • 1961.0028
Label Text

Tapestry depicting a battle scene with figures in a landscape. On the far left are two full length equestrian figures in military outfits. The one furthest left holds a flag while the other has a helmet with plumage and points to the right, his face in profile. In the center a full length figure wearing a turban holds a sword (simitar) overhead and is on a horse rearing up on two legs. There is a soldier to either side of him or one on the ground below with a spear. On the far right a man swings a sword at a man carrying a flag who is on the ground with a horse in the bottom left corner. Center right is another equestrian figure blowing a horn. In the background are fortified walls and figures. There is a floral border on all four sides.