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Scenes from the Story of the Seven Sacraments, God the Father Uniting Adam and Eve, and David Being Annoited King at Hebron

Date:
ca. 1435–50
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Wool warp, wool and silk wefts
Dimensions:
Overall: 80 x 122in. (203.2 x 309.9cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1907
Accession Number:
07.57.2
Not on view
Inscription: Below Adama and Eve with God the Father and above Marriage:
Le sacrement de mariage.
dont multiplie hain lignage.
moustra dieus quand adam crea.
et de sa coste eve fourma.
qui fu des femes la premiere.
et a adam amie chiere.

Below the Anointing of David and above Extreme Unction:
Mais la darniere unction.
qui contre la temptation.
de sa vertu donne vigeur.
moustra lunction dhonneur.
faite en ebron a david roi.
pour estre de plusfort arroi.

Below Cleansing if Naaman in the Jordan and above Baptism:

... histores de lescripture
... sait baptesme purgies
... [u]ue (or nne) de jourdaun lavez

Below Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh and above Confirmation and Orders:

Adfin qua vigheur sabandonnent
creatures prelas leu[r donnent.]
confirmation et tonsure.
et de che samblance en d[roitu]re.
Jacob le patriarche fist.
qui ses main sur II enf[ants mist].
possibly King Juan II of Spain, Alcázar of Segovia, Spain; King Enrique IV of Spain, Alcázar of Segovia, Spain (by descent); Queen Isabel la Católica, Alcázar of Segovia, Spain (in 1503); bequeathed to Capilla Real, Granada (possibly by 1505–sold 1871); Mariano Fortuny Marsal (Spanish, Reus 1838–1874 Rome), Granada and Rome (1871–75); sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris (April 23-28, 1888, nos. 613-615); [ Bacri Frères, Paris and New York (sold 1907 to Morgan)]; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (1907)
Catalogue des objets d'art de l'orient et de l'occident, tableaux, dessins composant la collection de feu M. Albert Goupil. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, April 23–27, 1888. no. 613–15, pp. 100–101.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. pp. 89, 114–15, fig. 64.

Breck, Joseph, and Meyric R. Rogers. The Pierpont Morgan Wing: A Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. pp. 89, 114–15, fig. 64.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guide to the Collections: Medieval Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1962. fig. 50.

Beeson, Nora B., ed. Guide to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972. no. 37, p. 219.

Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 7, pp. 156-173, fig. 97-101.



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