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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1952.93
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Pieta Tapestry
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
rug
Date
1920s
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Poland
Culture
Polish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/215039
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Linen warp with wool weft
Technique
Compound weave
Dimensions
141 x 100.3 cm (55 1/2 x 39 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Howard Leman, Boston, Massachusetts gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1952.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of J. Howard Leman
Accession Year
1952
Object Number
1952.93
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Tapestry woven rug in bright colours, depicting a Madonna wearing a decorative cope/cloak with jewelled border with sacred heart pierced by seven lines (Sorrows?); being crowned by two winged angels. Christ, grey with death, is draped over her knees under a columned archway with two gamaganglia in corners; dark blue ground with borders top and bottom of stylized flowering vine and tears; linen warp and wool weft; linen self fringe (c. 5 inches wide); black cotton twill hanging sleeve at top for a pole (fringe is folded)

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