Rare works of art from the 15th century to be revealed for the first time on the West Coast
The Pastrana Tapestries, among the finest surviving Gothic tapestries in the world, will be on view at The San Diego Museum of Art from June 9 through September 9, 2012 in the exhibition titled The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries.
Museum visitors will marvel at four recently restored and monumentally sized tapestries, each 12 feet by 36 feet. Woven in Tournai (modern-day Belgium) at the end of the 15th century, the intricate threads intertwine to create detailed images of the Portuguese King Afonso V’s conquest of the Moroccan cities of Asilah and Tangier in 1471.
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