European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Tapestry showing the Sea Battle between the Fleets of Constantine and LiciniusMade in Rome, Italy, Europe
Figural composition designed in 1635 by Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini), Italian, 1596 - 1669. Woven at the Barberini tapestry factory, Rome. Workshop of Jacomo della Riviera, Flemish.
Wool and silk with gold and silver threads
* Great Stair Hall Balcony, second floor
1959-78-9Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1959
LabelThis tapestry is from the series that Cardinal Francesco Barberini ordered from his own factory to complete the set given to him by Louis XIII of France.
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