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Cleopatra Dissolving the Pearl from a set of The Story of Antony and Cleopatra

Designed by Justus van Egmont (Flemish, Leiden 1601–1674 Antwerp)

Maker:
Weaving workshop directed by Jan van Leefdael (Brussels, active 1644–60)
Date:
designed ca. 1650, woven 1650–77
Culture:
Flemish, Brussels
Medium:
Wool, silk, silver and silver-gilt thread (20-22 warps per inch, 8-9 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 166 x W. 129 inches 421.6 x 327.7 cm
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Bequest of Elizabeth U. Coles, in memory of her son, William F. Coles, 1892
Accession Number:
92.1.7
212618

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