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Creator Nationality: French
Creator Dates/Places: France or Flanders, early 16th century
Creator Active Place: France or Flanders, early 16th century
Creator Name-CRT: France or Flanders, early 16th century
Title: Shepherds in Round Dance
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1500
Creation End Date: 1525
Creation Date: early 1500s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: tapestry weave: silk and wool
Dimensions: Overall: 401.1cm x 360.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1939.158
Credit Line: Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., for the Coralie Walker Hanna Memorial Collection
Provenance: Chateau d'Effiat.
Context: Tapestries with pastoral scenes such as this were not generally woven to order, as were narrative series, but were stocked by weavers for ready sale. Acquired by the aristocracy both as an investment and for practical reasons, they were hung on castle walls for decoration. Tapestries were also hung along streets during festivals, given as gifts, transported from one royal residence to another, and were even taken on military campaigns.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1939.158
AMICA Library Year: 1999
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Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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