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Chariclea, from The Story of Theagenes and Chariclea series
Designer:
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Date:
ca. 1634–1635
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wool, Silk; Tapestry Weave
Dimensions:
414 x 254 cm (163 x 100 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1929.9.2
Acquisition Date:
1929-12-29
Credit Line:

Gift of Henry K.S. Williams

Exhibition History:

Crystal Springs School for Girls, Hillsborough, California, 1973

This tall narrow panel was designed to cover a short wall, a door, or, more often, a space between windows. It shows Chariclea moving resolutely through the forest in search of parents and homeland. She holds a staff in one hand and gathers up her gown with the other. The course she follows will bring her directly out of the picture plane, satisfying the baroque preoccupation with dynamic movement. From Anna Gray Bennett, "Five Centuries of Tapestry: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco" (San Francisco: Chronicle Books; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1976; repr. 1992): 234.

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