Franco Flemish antique tapestry (55 x 150cm)

£ 2,800.00

55 x 150 cm // 1ft 10" x 5ft

(Mounted on a stretcher)

From South Flanders, the tapestry depicts one of the muses Terpsichore flanked by putti minstrels - 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