Tapestry: The Arms of Roger de Beaufort, Turenne and Comminges, a fragment probably from a set of furnishings for a room
French or Franco-Flemish
second half of 14th century or later
Object Place: France or the Franco-Flemish territories
98 x 58 cm (38 9/16 x 22 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool wefts)
Not On View
Two angels, leaning out of turrets at the corners of a battlemented enclosure, support a coronet above the head of a seated unicorn wearing armorial trappings. A stork flies above each angel. Woven with green, yellow, red, and light neutral tones. One dark blue ground.
Previously in the collection of Count and Countess de Kermaingant; sold at auction, AAA (November 27, 1926, Lot 184). Purchased with the Seth Kettell Sweetser Residuary Fund, December 2, 1926.
Seth K. Sweetser Fund