Late 17th Century English Mortlake Tapestry – C.John

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23,800 GBP

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Presenting a rare late 17th-century English Mortlake Tapestry featuring a captivating scene from Diogenes' life. The inscription, translating to "Let him who wants this house bury me," adds a profound dimension. The Mortlake Shield in the lower right corner signifies its origin. Handwoven with silk and wool utilizing the slit-tapestry technique, this tapestry exemplifies intricate artistry. The portrayal of Diogenes' tale and the fine craftsmanship showcase the period's creativity and skill.

This exquisite piece transports viewers to another era, encapsulating both art and history through its vibrant threads and the poignant message within its fibers.


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271 cm x 183 cm


12 kg