Lot 1043
  • 1043

A Flemish Biblical New Testament tapestry, Brussels, workshop of Jan Permentiers (1655-1680), after Nicholaas Marten Fierlants, second half 17th century

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
Sold
10,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • wool flatweave tapestry technique
from 'The Acts of the Apostles', depicting 'The story of Philip and the baptism of the Ethiopian' (Acts 8: 26-39), woven with the baptism of the man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority in the court of Queen Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians, travelling to Jerusalem to worship and being baptised by Philip the Evangelist, within a four-sided scrolling acanthus and floral border, the original brown selvedge woven with the Brussels town mark, and the weaver's name Ian.Permentiers

Catalogue Note

For a comparable weaving from the series 'The Acts of the Apostles', of the same subject as the offered lot, and attributed to the workshop of Permentiers, see Sotheby's, Aalholm Slot, Nysted, Denmark, 20-23 May 1996, lot 835, (approximately 354 by 312cm), within a four-sided border, without any town or weaver's marks as the lower border is associated. 
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