Scipio Africanus: Roman Soldiers Besieging a City
A Brussels Renaissance historical tapestry depicting a scene from the story of Scipio with Roman soldiers besieging the city. In the center is woven a soldier with a battering ram attempting to break down a door surrounded by soldiers and townspeople.
Wool, cotton, silk
Overall: 161 1/2 x 1/2 x 90 1/2 in. (410.2 x 1.3 x 229.9 cm)
Purchased by Doris Duke from Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 7-8, 1958, Sale 1811, lot 378 (From the collection of Mrs. Robert L. Gerry, New York. )
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