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A LOUIS XIV HISTORICAL TAPESTRY, AUBUSSON, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY 'THE BANQUET OF CLEOPATRA'
Depicting the culmination of a wager between Cleopatra and Mark Antony as to which one could provide the most expensive feast.
Cleopatra wins the wager by dropping a pearl from her earring into a cup of wine and drinks it once the pearl has dissolved in the vinegar.
Surrounded by border decorated with scrolling acanthus leaves and flowers. Woven in wool and silk. France circa 1680. Fully backed and ready to hang.
HEIGHT: 281.5 cm (9'3")
WIDTH: 370 cm (12')

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