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A Flemish mythological tapestry, Brussels, late 16th and later
woven with various figures in a landscape in classical dress, and further female figures in the background, within an exuberant four-sided flowering and fruiting border, with architectural elements in the corners and blind cabochon in centre of top border, composition probably depicting scene from the classical story of The Judgement of Paris in which the well know shepherd, Paris, son of Priam the King of Troy, judges the three goddesses, Minerva, Juno and Venus (Hyginus 92: Lucian, Dialogues of the Gods, 20) 
approximately 391cm. high, 485cm. wide; 12ft. 10in., 15ft. 11in.
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Catalogue Note

For discussion of a comparable Flemish tapestry, From the Story of Joseph, Brussels, circa 1548-1555, with designer and cartoonists probably from the circle of Michiel Coxcie, with unidentified weavers, see Adelson, European Tapestry in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1994, Cat.no. 11., pp.122-130.

Of Royal and Noble Descent

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