Cabbage leaves with a squirrel and a griffin... - Lot 144 - Binoche et Giquello

Lot 144
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Cabbage leaves with a squirrel and a griffin... - Lot 144 - Binoche et Giquello
Cabbage leaves with a squirrel and a griffin near a bridge
Ateliers de la Marche
Second half of the 16th century
H. 125 x 96 cm
Wool warp, wool and silk weft
This very original fragment mounted on a frame shows, in a restricted space, a fantastic animal, the griffin, and other real animals such as the squirrel, inside a large cabbage leaf, a wader and a goat's head. On a wooden bridge, a weasel can be seen.
Woven in wool and silk, this panel shows wear and tear and old restorations, accidents and reweaving.
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