Pair of overdoor panels

Tapestry from the Beauvais factory
ca. 1792
Wool and silk
Inv. CAM 331
© Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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Each panel features a medallion containing monochrome figures, with sphinxes and cupids on either side. These panels were probably part of the “Conquest of the Indies” tapestry that was commissioned in 1785 to illustrate the expedition of Vasco da Gama.

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