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Fragments (from the Nine Heroes Tapestries)

Date:
ca. 1400–1410
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Wool warp, wool wefts
Dimensions:
Overall: 56 x 110 1/2in. (142.2 x 280.7cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1947
Accession Number:
47.101.5
Not on view
Joel Joseph Duveen ; Baron Arthur Schickler 1828–1919, château Martinvast, Normandy (from about 1872) ; Count and Countess Hubert de Pourtalès, château de Martinvast, Normandy (sold by 1936) ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (by 1936-1947) ]
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