Large 17th Century Flemish Tapestry Titled "Battle over Jerusalem"

$65,000.00

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A large and impressive 17th century Flemish handwoven Flemish tapestry.
Titled: "Battle over Jerusalem" depicting a battle between the crusaders and the Muslims over Jerusalem. 

Circa 1670

Origin: Belgium

Width: 198"
Height: 120"

Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use

Material: Hand woven in wool & silk with beautiful details throughout.

‘Flemish tapestry’ at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries meant primarily Brussels tapestry; the city had become the principal center for tapestry weaving, with a character and technique quite unlike that in other workshops

Novel characteristics too were the search for perfection, recognizable in the earliest works attributed, probably rightly, to Brussels, and a bias towards painting.