European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Millefleur Tapestry with Medallions with Scenes of the SeasonsMade in Bruges, Belgium, Europe
Medallions mid- 16th century, Background 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Flemish
Wool and silk
Currently not on view
1950-122-1Gift of Mrs. Chauncey McCormick and Mrs. Richard E. Danielson, 1950
LabelVerdure tapestry, also called Garden Tapestry, was popular during the sixteenth century, especially among Europe’s royalty and nobility. Characterized by dense green foliage, exotic flowers, birds, animals and fruit, verdure tapestries are among the earliest depictions of the forests and jungles of the New World.