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Tapestry showing Constantine Burning the Memorials to Give Tax Concessions to the Christian Church

Figural composition designed in 1633 by Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini), Italian, 1596 - 1669. Woven at the Barberini tapestry factory, Rome. Workshop of Jacomo della Riviera, Flemish.

Made in Rome, Italy, Europe


Wool and silk with gold and silver threads

16 feet 3 inches x 15 feet (495.3 x 457.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1959

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This 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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