Tapestry showing Constantine Ordering the Destruction of Pagan Idols

Figural composition designed in 1636 by Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini), Italian, 1596 - 1669. Woven at the Barberini tapestry factory, Rome. Workshop of Jacomo della Riviera, Flemish.

Geography:
Made in Rome, Italy, Europe

Date:
1637

Medium:
Wool and silk with gold and silver threads

Dimensions:
16 feet 6 inches x 12 feet 4 inches (502.9 x 375.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Great Stair Hall Balcony, second floor

Accession Number:
1959-78-8

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

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Label:
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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