Hecuba discovers the dead body of her son Polydorus. Detail: Polydorus on the shore.
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: Polydorus was killed by King Polymestor. The tapestry was created in Macau by a Sino-Portuguese atelier after a c. 1550 engraving by French illustrator Bernard Salomon.