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"Millefleurs" Cosmetic bag

REF CZ900042 EAN 3336728634348

 "Millefleurs" Cosmetic bag

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"Millefleurs" Cosmetic bag

The decoration of each of the tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn is set against a magnificent vermilion background. This famous series of wall hangings, commissioned by Jean Le Viste, member of a rich family from Lyons, is one of the tapestry masterpieces of the Museum.

These six tapestries illustrate the five senses through young, sumptuously dressed women. The scenes stand out against a background of a multitude of cut flowers, like the bouquets that were strewn on the ground in front of processions or noble residences.

Presented like a set of plant illustrations, these simple flowers that include the daisy, violet, carnation, periwinkle and mint evoke the domestic or courtly gardens of the end of the Middle Ages.

22 x 16 cm (14.17" x 6.3")
72% Cotton, 25% Viscose, 3% Polyester
The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestry: The senses of Smell and Sight
End of the fifteenth century - 368 x 322 cm - Wool and Silk
Paris - Musée du Moyen Âge - Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny
Animals, The Lady and the Unicorn, Tapestry, Allegory, Flowers
Cotton, Polyester, Viscose
Art movements
Medieval art, 15th century
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