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Esther and Ahasuerus


Artist Unknown (Flanders)


c. 1460-1485

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Esther and Ahasuerus, Artist Unknown (Flanders)
Esther and Ahasuerus: Gallery Label - Current
: The Gothic Room
: The Esther Tapestry
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Tapestry (Do Not Use) | Wool, silk; tapestry weave
Size: 134 3/4 x 128 in. (342.27 x 325.12 cm) (irregular)
Creation Place: Europe, Flanders, Tournai
Culture: Europe, Flanders
Style: 15th century
Inscriptions: Mark not surely identifiable
Physical Description: Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus, wool and silk, Flemish XVc fragment from the center of a much larger piece, probably from a set of four to six tapestries narrating the story of Esther Ahasuerus; warp undyed wool, 5-7 ends per cm., weft dyed wool and some
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Mrs. C. J. Martin for the Charles Jairus Martin Memorial Collection
Accession Number: 16.721
Added to Site: February 28, 2009