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Vengeance of Hecuba. Detail: Trojan women with sticks.
17th c Portuguese Portuguese Colonial Textiles

PORTUGUESE COLONIAL Anonymous (c. 1450 - 1975)
c. 1600-1625
17th c
Silk; Cotton; Metallic thread
Woven; Embroidery; Painted
Portuguese Colonial
tapestry
Macau (Macao). China.
Lyon. Musee des Beaux-Arts.
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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.

Caption: PORTUGUESE COLONIAL Anonymous | Vengeance of Hecuba. Detail: Trojan women with sticks. | c. 1600-1625 | Portuguese | Portuguese Colonial | ©Kathleen Cohen

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