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THE PETA SMYTH COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE TEXTILES AND TAPESTRIES
Lot 13TP
A biblical Aubusson tapestry panel
Circa 1670-1690
21 March 2023, 10:00 GMT
London, Knightsbridge

Sold for £5,355 inc. premium

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A biblical Aubusson tapestry panel

Circa 1670-1690
Depicting Moses and Aaron, from a tapestry depicting the Pharaoh and his army engulfed by the returning waters of the Red Sea, the bearded figure to the right in a blue tunic with brown robe and the figure behind him with arm outstretched, pointing over his shoulder, the whole surrounded by dark blue outer slip, woven in wool and silk, 225cm high x 126cm wide

Footnotes

After a design by Isaac Moillon (1614-1673). A complete tapestry of the same design, currently on loan to the Nantes Prefecture, forms part of the collection of Angers Cathedral. Vide: Isaac Moillon, un peintre du roi à Aubusson, by Nicole de Reyniès and Sylvain Laveissière, publ. Somogy, 2005, no. XI, 2, p. 301.

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