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Large Aubusson Tapestry "Story of Alexander the Great," France, circa 1670

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Exquisite late 17th century, French historical tapestry from the Aubusson tapestry manufacture depicting "The Triumph of Alexander the Great at the Battle of Gaugamela" from Charles Le Brun's "Story of Alexander the Great" with floral garland border. The Battle of Gaugamela, also known as the Battle of Arbela, was the decisive battle of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. In 331 BC, Alexander's Hellenic League army met Darius III's Persian army near Gaugamela, near the present-day city of Mosul, Iraq. Even though heavily outnumbered, Alexander emerged victorious, creating the decisive victory for the Hellenic League which led to the fall of the Achaemenid Empire.

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  • Of the Period
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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1670
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Unrestored. Antique silk backing with splits. Presents beautifully.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 112.5 in. x W 122 in. x D .38 in.H 285.75 cm x W 309.88 cm x D 9.66 mm
  • Seller Location
    Kinderhook, NY
  • Reference Number
    15042010021159
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