3262 Modernist Tapestry “Tempted by the Devil” 4 ft 4 in x 5 ft 4 in

“Innocence Lost?” Here we see the virtuous maiden (the unicorn serves as a symbol of her innocence) being tempted by the devil.  She instinctively looks into the mirror to see the truth (“mirrors never lie.”)
This is part of a group of modern tapestries that were produced after the second world war in Aubusson as part of a government program meant to re-energize the tapestry making workshops that remained in the area.   The artist is not as yet been identified.


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