Fragment from tapestry "The Rape of Helen," with soldiers in Paris' company

Tapestry fragment

Flemish (probably Tournai)
about 1472


Object Place: Tournai, Flanders

Dimensions

Length x width: 68 x 52.1 cm (26 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

42.170

Medium or Technique

Wool and silk, tapestry woven

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment from the second of eleven tapestries in a series depicting scenes from the Trojan war depicting soldiers of Paris. The complete example of this tapestry exists in the Cathedral of Zamora in Spain.

Provenance

By 1934, Joseph Lindon Smith (b. 1863 - d. 1950), Boston; 1942, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 12, 1942)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith