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'The Banquet of Alcinous', A French Classical mythological tapestry, from The Story of Ulysses, Aubusson, after Isaac Moillon  17th century 
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'The Banquet of Alcinous', A French Classical mythological tapestry, from The Story of Ulysses, Aubusson, after Isaac Moillon  17th century 
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'The Banquet of Alcinous', A French Classical mythological tapestry, from The Story of Ulysses, Aubusson, after Isaac Moillon  17th century 
woven depicting a banqueting scene with King Alcinous, Nausicaa and Ulysses, (Homer: Odyssey, Book VIII, 42; Book IX, 14-22), within a four-sided frame pattern floral border, with clasp corners
approximately 296cm. high, 309cm. wide; 9ft. 8in., 10ft. 1in.
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There is a weaving of this subject, reduced in height, and without the upper and lower borders, in the Château de Journet, Vienne, France. For discussion and illustration of the present tapestry (Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 21 March 1996) and the comparable cited weaving, from series of The Story of Ulysses, see Nicole de Reyniès and Sylvain Laveissière, Isaac Moillon (1614-1673) Un Peintre du Roi à Aubusson, Musée départemental de la tapisserie, Aubusson, 2005, pp.182-197, III.1.a & b. 

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