£28,000

In stock

Description

A FLEMISH BIBLICAL TAPESTRY, PROBABLY ANTWERP, FROM THE STORY OF ESTHER LATE 17TH CENTURY
Woven with Esther and her attendants before the throne of seated Ahasuerus, King of Persia (486-485) set in an architectural palace setting, with buildings beyond the colonnade, with side borders incorporating flowers, masks and clambering putti and standing golden figure of the `Mannekin Pis’ (legendary figure, with bronze fountain designed in 1618/1619), the top border with swag of bound laurel leaves tied with red ribbon bows and centred by blue cabochon within a cartouche.

Condition very good

Specification

Antique Collection

European

1680

246 × 429 cm8’ x 14’