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A FLEMISH BIBLICAL TAPESTRY
A FLEMISH BIBLICAL TAPESTRY

BRUSSELS, MID-17TH CENTURY, BY JACOB VANDER ZEUNEN

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A FLEMISH BIBLICAL TAPESTRY
BRUSSELS, MID-17TH CENTURY, BY JACOB VANDER ZEUNEN
Depicting 'Solomon and Queen Sheeba' from 'The Story of Solomon', with the enthroned Solomon and Sheeba kneeling before him, surrounded by attendants, within scrolling foliate, floral and fruiting borders, within a blue outer guard border, with Brussels town mark and weaver's initials J.V.Z., losses and areas of re-weaving
13 ft. 3 in. (403 cm.) high, 16 ft. 8 in. (507 cm.) wdie

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Jacob van der Zeunen (d. 1680), was a weaver in the guild from 1644 until his death and dean of the craft in 1650 and 1660. He is recorded as having woven the 'Story of Solomon' series of which one set survives at Alcalà di Henares and a further set that survived in the collection of Durini in Milan until the 1870s.

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