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|-This beautiful exhibition highlights the recently restored Pastrana tapestries, among the finest medieval examples |
Commissioned in the 1470s most likely by Afonso V, king of Portugal, the Pastrana Tapestries are a group of four towering (12 by 36 feet each) tapestries memorializing his conquest of the Moroccan cities of Asilah and Tangier, near the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar.
An impressive rendition in wool and silk woven by Flemish weavers, the tapestries display multicolored scenes of the day: military, royalty, and maritime life. The images are an anomaly in that they portray current experiences and not ancient or Biblical events.
Since the seventeenth century the Pastrana tapestries have been the property of the Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Pastrana, Spain. The tapestries recently underwent total conservation in Belgium after deterioration and damage. Now entirely restored, they are an outstanding
discovery for both scholars and the general public.
Buchbeschreibung Fundacion Carlos de Amberes / Ediciones El Viso, Madrid, Spain, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VG, As New. Red & color illus. boards (looking & feeling like tapestry), 101 pp., many color illus., 4 fold-outs. Issued in conjunction with several 2011-2012 exhibitions of the Pastrana tapestries, "a series woven in Tournai (Flanders) in about 1470." (p. 10) Includes background information both about the tapestries' creation and also about the efforts to conserve them. With essay by Miguel Angel de Bunes Ibarra, Donald J. La Bocca, Dalila Rodrigues, and Yvan Maes De Wit, along with spectacular views of the work. A good substitute, if you didn't have a chance to see them in person. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 140299
Buchbeschreibung Hudson Hills, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1555953751
Buchbeschreibung Hudson Hills, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1555953751