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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE HOUSE MUSEUM, GREENSBORO, NC (LOT 28)

A Brussels Biblical Tapestry of Moses Recieving the Ten Commandments

late 16th century

Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 42,000 USD
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28

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE HOUSE MUSEUM, GREENSBORO, NC (LOT 28)

A Brussels Biblical Tapestry of Moses Recieving the Ten Commandments

late 16th century

Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 42,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Brussels Biblical Tapestry of Moses Recieving the Ten Commandments

late 16th century

Moses kneeling and reaching to the heavens while holding up the two tablets, a scene of the worship of the golden calf on the right and the Isrealites before Aaron with their gold to the left, the sky filled with putti, the border with rinceaux decoration on rose-coloured and buff ground incorporating lion's heads, busts, flower heads and heads of bacchus, partial weaver's mark on the lower right side selvage and remnants of another unidentified weaver's mark on the lower selvage (cut from a side selvage).
height 13 ft. 8 in.; width 14 ft. 8 in.
4.19m; 4.49m
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Catalogue Note

Compare another Old Testament tapestry , probably Brussels, sold  Sotheby's, London, October 31, 2006, lot 161, with the identical border design to the present weaving, although lacking a weaver's mark. A further tapestry from the story of Moses, also lacking a mark, and with the same border which includes the additional narrow trailing border around the main border was sold at Sotheby's, Florence, December 4, 1990, lot 639, attributed to Enghien.

The remainder of the lower weaver's mark on the present tapestry is very close to the mark of Jan II Raes, born 1570 (see Delmarcel, Flemish Tapestry, Belgium, 1999, p. 368, fig. 41a). The Raes workshop was one of the most important Brussels manufactories from circa 1570 to 1650, and Jan II Raes was one of the eight top Brussels weavers in the early part of the century.

Fine French and Continental Furniture including European Works of Art and Tapestries

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