WAWEL ARRASES: Dragon Fighting with a Panther, arras from Zygmunt (Sigismund) August's collection. Wawel Castle, Kraków, Poland. Date: mid-16th century.

Tapestry with dragon fighting with a panther by Master of a loop Mark after Pieter Coecke van Aelst, ca. 1555 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, from a set commissioned by Sigismund II Augustus

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ERDURE TAPESTRY An Otter with a fish in its mouth. Brussels, c. based on the sketch of an Antwerp artist from the Pieter Coeck van Aelst’s school, Jan van Tieghem’s workshop. Wool, silk, gold and silver thread. From king Sigismund Augustus’s collection.

Throne tapestry of Sigismund Augustus by Anton Leyniers, 1560 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, presented to the king by Krzysztof Krupski, starost of Horodło, adorned with Korczak coat of arms below Sigismund Augustus' Eagle and motto SCABELLVM PEDVM TVORVM (the footstool under your feet, Psalm 110, A Psalm of David)

Throne tapestry of Sigismund Augustus by Anton Leyniers, 1560 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, presented to the king by Krzysztof Krupski, starost of Horodło, adorned with Korczak coat of arms below Sigismund Augustus' Eagle and motto SCABELLVM PEDVM TVORVM (the footstool under your feet, Psalm 110, A Psalm of David)

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The Art and Beauty of European Tapestries

Tapestry with the royal monogram S. (Sigismundus Augustus) and a terrestrial globe by Frans Ghieteels after Cornelis Floris and Cornelis Bos, ca. 1560 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu

Verdure tapestry with an otter with a fish in its mouth by Jan van Tieghem after Pieter Coeck van Aelst, ca. 1555 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, commissioned by Sigismund II Augustus

Verdure tapestry with an otter with a fish in mouth by Jan van Tieghem after Pieter Coeck van Aelst, ca. 1555 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, commissioned by Sigismund II Augustus

Tapestry with dragon fighting with a panther by Master of a loop Mark after Pieter Coecke van Aelst, ca. 1555 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, from a set commissioned by Sigismund II Augustus

Tapestry with dragon fighting with a panther by Master of a loop Mark after Pieter Coecke van Aelst, ca. 1555 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, from a set commissioned by Sigismund II Augustus

Paradise Bliss by Jan de Kempeneer after Michiel Coxie, ca. 1550 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, commissioned by Sigismund II Augustus

In Arabic folklore, the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge is not an apple but a banana. The Arabs equated India with its silks and spices as the land of Eden.

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