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King Arthur (from the Nine Heroes Tapestries)

Date:
ca. 1400
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Wool warp, wool wefts
Dimensions:
Overall (King Arthur (2a, f)): 168 × 117 in. (426.7 × 297.2 cm) Overall (Hebrew Worthies (2b, c, and h)): 168 × 250 in. (426.7 × 635 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Munsey Fund, 1932; Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1947
Accession Number:
32.130.3a; 47.101.4
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 18
Marking: [.3a:] Arms: Azure, three crowns gold (representing Brittany, Scotland, and England) [Arms of Arthur]
[ Joel Joseph Duveen, London] [32.130.3a] ; Maurice Chabrières-Arlès, Lyon and Paris (by 1877) [30.130.3a] ; [ Duveen Brothers, London, Paris and New York (from late 1915)] [30.130.3a] ; Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, NY (1924–sold 1932) [30.130.3a] ; [ Joel Joseph Duveen, London] [47.101.4] ; Baron Arthur Schickler 1828–1919, chateau Martinvast, Normandy (from about 1872) [47.101.4] ; Count and Countess Hubert de Pourtalès, ch teau de Martinvast, Normand (sold by 1936) [47.101.4] ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (by 1936–1947)] [47.101.4]
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