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Lot 1222: Brussells verdue tapestry depicting the Rape of Europa, 17th century, Depicting Europa upon the back of Zeus as the bull, her arm outstPlatinum House
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Brussells verdue tapestry depicting the Rape of Europa
Depicting Europa upon the back of Zeus as the bull, her arm outstretched toward her companions, within a lush woodland setting with numerous trees, flowers etc., and a town in the background, within floral borders.
H: 9 ft 5, W: 13 ft 3 in.
Property of a Pennsylvania lady.
Several areas of restoration, numerous patches to burlap backing, some areas becoming threadbare, possibly reduced in size.
Row of hooks along top edge for hanging, no rod or sleeve.
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