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Peace and Mercy Win the Promise of Redemption for Man c.1517-1521

RCIN 1271

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This tapestry is the second of a large set of ten pieces which was probably designed around 1500.The scenes combine religious, moral and allegorical subjects to tell the story of the Fall and Redemption of Man and the battle of the Virtues and Vices for Man’s soul. The tapestry shows separate episodes from the story against a continuous background, a tradition dating from the fifteenth century. Here, a meadow filled with trees, plants and flowers, is divided by a stream which flows towards us in the centre.