V&A · The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries
Four large and beautifully designed tapestries depicting the 15th century hunt of boars, bears, swans, otters, deer and falconry
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The Unicorn Crosses a Stream (from the Unicorn Tapestries) | French (cartoon)/South Netherlandish (woven) | The Met
Inscription: (top center): F [image of a knot] R (too fragmentary for interpretation, most likely added later as a reference to Francius de La Rochedfoucauld) (in each corner): : A [image of a knot] [backwards E] (too fragmentary for interpretation, most likely a reference to Anne of Brittany to commemorate her marriage to Louis XII) (on two dog collars): A [image of a knot] [backwards E] (too fragmentary for interpretation, most likely a reference to Anne of Brittany to commemorate her…
Courtiers in a Rose Garden: A Lady and Two Gentlemen | South Netherlandish | The Met
This work belongs to a series of tapestries designed to cover the walls of an entire room. Such sets were often referred to in medieval inventories as "rooms" ("chambres"). It is possible that this set was made for the French king Charles VII, whose colors were white, red, and green and one of whose emblems was the rose tree
Faulty medieval chess boards
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Tapis de la Création, broderie de fils de laine sur toile de lin, fin du XIe siècle ou début du XIIe siècle, Trésor de la cathédrale de Gérone (Catalogne).
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Mary in the Rose Garden, 15th Century Tapestry in the St Marien Kirche, Rostock, Germany
And this is why this wonderful piece is called Mary in the Rose Garden - right in the middle of the tapestry, Mary cradles the Infant Jesus,...
The reception of the relics of Saint Adelphus in Neuwiller
The reception of the relics of Saint Adelphus in Neuwiller, detail Medieval tapestry in late gothic style with scenes from the life of Saint Adelphus from 1504 or later Neuwiller-lès-Saverne, Alsace, France Abbatiale Saint Pierre et Saint Paul Abbey church Saint Peter and Paul
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'Falconry', woven wool tapestry, Netherlands, possibly Arras, 1430s. Museum no. T.202-1957 'Falconry' is the only tapestry to confine itself to a single hunt. 'Deer Hunt' contains scenes of hawking, while the right side of the 'Swan and Otter Hunt' depicts a bear hunt in which some of the characters are dressed as Saracens, lending a touch to the courtly pastime.