France, early 16th century / Triumph of Eternity / 1500-1510France, early 16th century
Triumph of Eternity

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Dates/Places: France, early 16th century
Creator Active Place: France, early 16th century
Creator Name-CRT: France, early 16th century
Title: Triumph of Eternity
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1500
Creation End Date: 1510
Creation Date: 1500-1510
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: tapestry weave: silk and wool
Dimensions: Overall: 328.93cm x 392.43cm
Inscriptions: French verse in Gothic letters translates as follows: "Nothing triumphs by right authority, Unless it be conducted by Eternity. Nothing is permanent beneath the firmament, But above us triumphs Eternity."
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1960.176.1
Credit Line: Gift from various donors by exchange
Provenance: one of set of three allegorical tapestries from the Chateau de Chaumont until 1907; Duveen Collection, New York, in 1925; Clarence H. MacKay Collection until 1939; (French & Co., New York).
Context: The "Triumph of Eternity" is represented by the Coronation of the Virgin. The verse at the top translates:Nothing triumphing by due authorityRemains permanent and durable.Nothing is permanent under the heavens,But above, eternity triumphs.
Link to Work: CMA_.1960.176.3
AMICA ID: CMA_.1960.176.1
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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