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The Wise and Foolish Virgins


Artist Unknown (Norway)


17th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G340
The Wise and Foolish Virgins, Artist Unknown (Norway)
The Wise and Foolish Virgins: Gallery Label - Current
: A Norwegian Peasant Tapestry
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Tapestry (Do Not Use) | Wool, bast fiber; tapestry weave
Size: 83 1/2 x 61 in. (212.09 x 154.94 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Norway, Gudbrandsdalen
Culture: Europe, Norway, Gudbrandsdalen
Style: 17th century
Inscriptions: Inscription; Mark In the top galoon at right: 'OTS' embroidered in linen in chain stitch (Upside down in relation to the main design)
Physical Description: the main field of the tapestry is divided into two horizontal compositions by an inscription on a horizontal center band that reads DA FE MOMRVERVARE V SE FEM V ARTE DAARL. F'S. ANNOAM 63/1; warp undyed bast figer, 4-4½ ends per cm. weft dyed wool, 18-34
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.18
Added to Site: February 28, 2009