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16th or 17th Century Flemish Tapestry of Caesar returning to Rome

Antique & Art Exchange

16th or 17th Century Flemish Tapestry of Caesar returning to Rome

$75,000.00

From the collection of a noted international designer. This piece dates to roughly 400 years ago. It is remarkable for its size, subject and condition. We think the double headed eagle represents the Hapsburg dynasty and believe this is from a set of tapestries made for the Hapsburg’s depicting the history of Rome. The Hapsburg’s claimed to be descended from Caesar. This scene depicts his return to Rome after 4 successful and lengthy campaigns including Egypt. For many reasons these large tapestries were reduced in size. Often borders were removed and fragments were used for upholstery. This piece has been beautifully maintained and conserved with a canvas backing and system for hanging.  Historically it is worth mentioning that the Roman Aristocracy were very anxious that Caesar would usurp their power, he did. It is also interesting to mention that much of Europe was controlled by the Hapsburg dynasty. 

Width: 187.5 in
Height: 110 in
Region: Flanders, Netherlands
Condition: Good

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