European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Tapestry showing the Marriage of Constantine and Fausta
Figural composition designed in 1622 by Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (active Italy, Antwerp, and England), 1577 - 1640. Woven at the Comans-La Planche tapestry factory, Paris. Workshop of Filippe Maëcht and Hans Taye, Flemish.
Wool and silk with gold and silver threads
* Great Stair Hall Balcony, second floor
1959-78-2Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1959
LabelThis tapestry comes from the series known as "The History of Constantine the Great," seven of which were presented to Cardinal Francesco Barberini by Louis XIII of France in 1625.
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