An impressive Brussels 17th century historical tapestry 520cm x 344cm

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Lot 23TP
An impressive Brussels 17th century historical tapestry
520cm x 344cm

£ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 41,000 - 54,000
An impressive Brussels 17th century historical tapestry
Woven in wools and silks, depicting the battle of Gaugamela (Arbela) with Alexander the Great mounted on a white stallion trampling over a figure to the centre, war elephants to the left, cavalry and soldiers fighting on the banks of a river, a hilltop fortification in the distance and a rural landscape beyond, within an architectural border with fruiting and ribbon tied floral garlands upheld by winged cherubic figures, with a central cartouche to the top and sides and a winged mask to the base, within a brown outer slip with the ateliers symbol to the bottom left, with later 19th century restorations,

520cm x 344cm
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An impressive Brussels 17th century historical tapestry 520cm x 344cm
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