Tapestry work - The Queen of Sheba before King Solomon

2nd half of 16th century, wool, silk and linen, height: 361 cm

The main part of the Wismar tapestry shows the Queen of Sheba’s homage to King Solomon. The two lower sections show the anointing of Solomon as King and the Solmonic verdict. The carpet is framed with a border with eight different allegorical figures showing virtues such as loyalty, moderation and hope. From the middle of the 16th century Flemish carpet makers, who had left their home country for religious reasons, settled in Wismar. They worked for the Mecklenburg Duke, but also for convents and town citizens.

Text: S. S.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Stadtgeschichtliches Museum der Hansestadt Wismar

Stadtgeschichtliches Museum der Hansestadt Wismar

SCHABBELL

Beguinenstraße 4
23966 Wismar

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