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Creator Nationality: Flemish
Creator Dates/Places: Flanders, early 16th century
Creator Active Place: Flanders, early 16th century
Creator Name-CRT: Flanders, early 16th century
Title: Millefleurs Tapestry with Medici Coat of Arms
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: 274.2cm x 639.7cm x 0cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1942.824
Credit Line: Bequest of John L. Severance
Provenance: John L. Severance, Cleveland, Ohio.
Context: This tapestry was woven in a Flemish workshop for the Medici family of Florence - a fact that indicates the international importance of Flanders for tapestry production during the 16th century. In Gothic tapestries, millefleurs (floral) designs often serve as a background, but here it is the principal decorative element from which the Mediici coat-of-arms have been incorporated.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1942.824
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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