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A Damask linen napkin depicting Orpheus playing his lyre
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A Damask linen napkin depicting Orpheus playing his lyre

SAXONY, CIRCA 1698

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A Damask linen napkin depicting Orpheus playing his lyre
SAXONY, CIRCA 1698
Woven with Orpheus playing his lyre beneath a tree, with various exotic animals in the field including elephant, camels, leopards, stags, wild boar and various other animals, the corners woven with an allied coat-of-arms of Friedrich v. Werthern-Beichlingen (1630-1686) and his wife Justine Elisabeth v. Loeser-Ahlsdorf (1654-1701), beneath inscription IEVWGL for Juliane Elisabeth Von Werthern Geborene Loeser, and dated below 1698
112 cm. x 90 cm.
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Friedrich v. Werthern was "Kursaechsischer Wirklicher Geheimer Rat, Oberhofrichter zu Leipzig, Oberconsistorial-Praesident und Oberhauptmann von Thueringen"

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