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Heraldric Tapestry | by Patrick Costello
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Heraldric Tapestry

The Heraldric Tapestry of Sir Antoine de Jauche, hanging in the Banqueting Hall at Leeds Castle. The customer, who was bailiff of Enghien from 1505 to 1508, died in 1535. Since the tapestry bears the Enghien mark, a shield gyronny, and also a workshop mark C/GL, this is perhaps the earliest Enghien piece still surviving.

The lion bearing the shield is depicted in an enclosed garden, on a field of rich flowers and plants.

A truly impressive tapestry!

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Taken on April 30, 2011