Franco Flemish antique tapestry ( 55 x 150 cm )

£ 2,800.00

55 x 150 = 1ft 10" x 5ft.  ( Mounted on a stretcher )

From South Flanders the tapestry depicts one of the muses Terpichore. flanked by music paying putti one with a tambourine another playing flute

Terpsichore, in Greek mythology is one of the nine Muses, patron of lyric poetry and dancing (in some versions, flute playing). She is perhaps the most widely known of the Muses, her name having entered general English as the adjective terpsichorean (“pertaining to dancing”).

• early 17th cent

• Provenance Mayorcas, Jermyn Street London August 1976

Ref 15431

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