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Esther Pleading Before Ahasuerus

Date:
ca. 1540–60
Geography:
Made in Northern Switzerland (?)
Culture:
Upper Rhenish
Medium:
Linen warp; wool, linen, and metallic wefts
Dimensions:
Overall: 43 3/4 x 85in. (111.1 x 215.9cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1953
Accession Number:
53.35.4
Not on view
Inscription: (on banderole above figures): O KÜNIG LASS MICH GNAD VM DICH ERWERBEN / DZ MIN FOLCK NIT ALSO MÜSSE STERBEN / HESTER WAS DIN HERTZ BEGERT / DAS SOLTU VON MIR GEWERT

(one banderoles above three figures):
HESTER
ASWERVS
HAMAN
Leopold Iklé, Saint Gall, Switzerland ; Fritz Iklé, Saint Gall, Switzerland ; Iklé Family, Switzerland
Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 63, pp. 667-669.



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