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192 square feet of luxurious wool and silk weaving.
Notice the glow of the chandelier, achieved with lighter threading and great skill. Knights, monkeys, dogs and sheep escape the tapestry into our world.
This detailed hanging depicts the dangerous of bad eating habits and overindulgence. The bearded man is not a wizard, but rather a doctor.
Woven at Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory; after a painting by Charles Antoine Coypel, painter, 1770 - 1772, French. J. Paul Getty Museum.