Large 17th Century Flemish Tapestry Titled "Battle over Jerusalem"
A large and impressive 17th century Flemish handwoven Flemish tapestry.
Titled: "Battle over Jerusalem" depicting a battle between the crusaders and the Muslims over Jerusalem.
Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use
Material: Hand woven in wool & silk with beautiful details throughout.
‘Flemish tapestry’ at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries meant primarily Brussels tapestry; the city had become the principal center for tapestry weaving, with a character and technique quite unlike that in other workshops
Novel characteristics too were the search for perfection, recognizable in the earliest works attributed, probably rightly, to Brussels, and a bias towards painting.