Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV

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Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV
Photograph: Lawrence Perquis, Courtesy of Le Mobilier National

Admire the extraordinary amount of time, money and talent that went into the monumental tapestries that draped the halls of the Sun King. The Getty presents these meticulously handmade works of wool, silk and precious metal-wrapped thread from the reign of Louis XIV of France, who ruled from 1643 to 1715.

Winter, Cybele Begs for the Sun’s Return, 1692-93, design by Pierre Mignard; woven at the Gobelins Manufactory, Paris; wool, silk, and gilt metal-wrapped thread. Courtesy of and © Le Mobilier National. Photo by Lawrence Perquis

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