Vengeance of Hecuba. Detail: Trojan women with sticks.
17th c Portuguese Portuguese Colonial Textiles
PORTUGUESE COLONIAL Anonymous
(c. 1450 - 1975)
Silk; Cotton; Metallic thread
Woven; Embroidery; Painted
Macau (Macao). China.
Lyon. Musee des Beaux-Arts.
Scene from the Trojan War: Hecuba blinds Polymestor while Trojan women beat him with sticks. Polymestor killed her son Polydorus. The tapestry was created in Macau by a Sino-Portuguese atelier after a c. 1550 engraving by French illustrator Bernard Salomon.