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"The brothers sent their father the long-sleeved tunic soiled with the blood of a goat and sent it to him with these words:
"We found it; find out whether or not it is your son's tunic”.
He recognized it and said, “It's my son's tunic! A ferocious beast devoured it. Joseph was torn to pieces".

Jacob tore his clothes, put a sackcloth around his hips and mourned his son for many days.
(Genesis 37.13, 18, 21-22, 23-24, 28)

Details

  • Title: Jacob's Lamentation
  • Creator: Jan Rost tapestry factory on a Pontormo cartoon
  • Date Created: 1553
  • Type: Tapestry
  • Medium: Wool, silk and gold
  • Location in the Palace: Rome, Quirinale Palace

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