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Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border

Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border


Dyed wool, undyed linen; slit-tapestry weave with supplementary weft wrapping and plain weave headings

Overall: 24.1 x 28.6 cm (9 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.); Mounted: 33 x 37.5 cm (13 x 14 3/4 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1979.58



An opulent border of pseudo pearls and gemstones frames this haloed couple. The man wears a "Phrygian cap," a Roman symbol of liberty, as well as a belted tunic decorated with prestigious purple roundels and bands (clavi). The woman appears to be spinning.

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