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  • Woven Textiles. Dasask Napkin. Unknown production, Flanders. The central napkin motif contains a symmetrical pattern of six horizontal bands, each containing two repeats of the different patterns. 1-the lower portion of a coat of arms. 2- an eagle with a crescent moon in its beak and the inscription 'Viribvs evgeny aqvila devorat lunam' 3- a horseman. 4- a man with his hands chained kneeling with the inscription "Turca precatur vitam". 5- a city (possibly Belgrade) 6- a battle scene. Linen, length, 28.3/8 in, width, 37.7/8 in, circa 1717 to circa 1750. Production Note: The napkin commemorates the defeat of the Turks in Belgrade in 1717. The first Latin inscription, deliberately changes Eugene to Evgeny ('Evgeny', or Eugene of Savoy), to retain regularity in the dactylic hexameter of the epic meter utilised.
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