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Peace and Mercy Win the Promise of Redemption for Man (Episode from The Story of the Redemption of Man)

South Netherlandish
Wool warp, wool and silk wefts
Overall: 167 x 312 1/2in. (424.2 x 793.8cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: (on scrolls held by the Prophet Jeremiah): ASCEDIT MORS P FENESTRAS
(on scroll held by Moses): REDDA ULCONE HOSTIBUS DEUT XXXI
Juan Rodríguez de Fonseca, bishop of Burgos (1514–1524)(until 1526); Cathedral of Burgos(1526–1926); [ P. W. French & Co., New York (1931–1938)]
Göbel, Heinrich. Wandteppiche. 1. Teil, Die Niederlande. Vol. 1. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1923. pp. 124-125, 156.

Rorimer, James J. "New Acquisitions for the Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 33, no.5, part 2 (May 1938). p. 19.

Lief, Zola. "The Cloisters." The Compleat Collector 3, no. 7 (May 1943). p. 4.

Coffinet, Julien. Métamorphoses de la tapisserie. Paris: Bibliothèque des arts, 1977. p. 100, fig. 29a.

Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 29, pp. 421-445, fig. 133-144.

Cleland, Elizabeth. "Collecting Sixteenth-Century Tapestries in Twentieth-Century America: The Blumenthals and Jacques Seligmann." Metropolitan Museum Journal 50 (2015). p. 154.

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