Lot n° 69
7000 - 9000
Tapestry from Audenarde, end of the 16th,... - Lot 69 - FEE - Stanislas Machoïr
Tapestry from Audenarde, end of the 16th, beginning of the 17th century.
Dimensions : Height : 230cm ; Width : 260cm
Technical characteristics : Wool and silk.
(Small wear and restoration of maintenance)
This tapestry puts in scene, without any doubt, a biblical scene, where we see a venerable sovereign with a flowery beard, in cuirass, toga and collar, wearing a royal tiara and having in the hand a scepter, sitting on his magnificent throne, all draped in blue dyes, receiving a missive from another royal character, of the same age, also holding a scepter and dressed in a heavy and long coat with "Brandebourgs", collar and headdress. A counsellor with a "Phrygian" cap accompanies the second one while the first one is guarded by a heavily armed soldier and is "assisted" by a dwarf, who has the role of the fool. A balustrade separates the throne room from the other rooms of the castle, where we can see a copyist writing a book and another conversing with a messenger. Archaic border with floral compositions and female figures looking at each other.
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