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Tapestry showing the Triumph of Constantine over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

Peter Paul Rubens1623-1625

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

This tapestry comes from the series known as "The History of Constantine the Great," seven of which were presented to Cardinal Francesco Barberini by Louis XIII of France in 1625.

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  • Title: Tapestry showing the Triumph of Constantine over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge
  • Date: 1623-25
  • Date Created: 1623-1625
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Workshop: Workshop of Filippe Maëcht and Hans Taye, Flemish
  • Physical Dimensions: w292.99 x h191 in (Overall)
  • Manuscript/Series/Book Title: From the series known as "The History of Constantine the Great"
  • Manufacturer: Woven at the Comans-La Planche tapestry factory, Paris
  • Designer: Figural composition designed in 1622 by Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (active Italy, Antwerp, and England), 1577 - 1640
  • Provenance: Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1959
  • Type: Textiles
  • Rights: © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
  • External Link: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Medium: Wool and silk with gold and silver threads

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