Gullaume Dumée / The Queen Distributing the Booty / 1611 - 1627Gullaume Dumée
The Queen Distributing the Booty
1611 - 1627

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Creator Name: Dumeé, Guillaume
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: border desing and cartoon
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Gullaume Dumée
Creator Name: Caron, Antoine
Creator Role: central design
Creator Dates/Places: 1521 - 1599
Creator Death Place: Paris
Creator Name-CRT: Antoine Caron
Title: The Queen Distributing the Booty
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1611
Creation End Date: 1627
Creation Date: 1611 - 1627
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: silk, wool
Dimensions: H.161-3/8 x W.234-7/8 in., irregular
Inscriptions: MARKS
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 48.13.10
Credit Line: The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund

This tapestry is one of a set of eight tapestries which depict the stories of Queen Artemisia*. These tapestries were modeled after Catherine de'Medici, who ruled France during the mid 16th century. During her rule, France was embroiled in religious and economic turmoil. In an effort to demonstrate her own devotion to her husband and her ability to rule successfully, Catherine de'Medici adopted Queen Artemisia as her alter-ego, and in the late 16th century a set of tapestries were made to illustrate the story.

This tapestry depicts the victorious queen, Artemisia, paying her royal forces with jewels and gold plate after the battle of Rhodes. As in several of the other tapestries from this series, the coats of arms in France (lilies) and Navarre (crossed chains) have been included in the borders, as well as the initial L of Louis XIII.

*Other tapestries from this set are on view in Galleries 340 and 235.

AMICA ID: MIA_.48.13.10
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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