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17th Century French New Testament Religious Tapestry, Marriage of Mary & Joseph

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A French religious tapestry from Paris, circa 17th century, size 11' H x 11' W. This magnificent handwoven wool and silk wall hanging envisions the marriage of the New Testament figures, Mary and Joseph, with the High Priest flanked by Mary and Joseph at center and a dove above them, and with the central figures attended by a noblewoman and a group of men, and with a mother and child seated in the right foreground. The central scene is enclosed within a border that is characterized by upper and lower central cartouches, supported by putti. It contains a star above, and the armorial of Pierre Guischard below. Six additional cartouches containing the symbols of the Evangelists run through the rest of the border, interspersed with fruiting and flowering elements, decorative swags, and birds. Pierre Guischard (1614-1701) was doctor of Theology of the Holy Faculty of Paris and Great Master of the College of Navarre in Paris, Advisor, Chaplain and King Louis 14th’s Teacher of Theology, Grand Archdeacon of the Church and Cathedral of Avranches in Normandy. Wool with silk inlay. Excellent condition. A truly remarkable tapestry that once adorned the walls of either the royalty or the churches of 17th century France. A unique and inspiring addition to your home decor that speaks to centuries of worth of history! Hanging: The tapestry comes ready for hanging, with linen backing and a strip of hook and loop tape at the top end, which can be connected to the opposite side of the supplied hook and loop tape, which could be tacked to your wall. For those who prefer the use of a tapestry rod, we can add the appropriate size loops to accommodate your needs.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 132 in. (335.28 cm)Width: 132 in. (335.28 cm)Depth: 0.05 in. (1.27 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Hand-WovenWool,Hand-WovenSilk
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    17th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 274681stDibs: LU120127100283

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    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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