A magnificent pair of Spanish, late-17th century wall hangings bearing the arms of Don Ginés Miguel Fernando de Castro y Portugal, XI Conde de Lemos

September 18, 2019 2:06 pm Published by

The Angel Gabriel heads the central shield holding the banner ‘Nolite Nocere’, ‘Be not afraid’. The shield is quartered with the arms and the Annunciation ‘Hail Mary, Full of Grace’. Christ, ‘The Lamb of God’ is depicted below. The elaborate strapwork and floral border has a crown and cipher in each corner. Red wool ground with heavy wool appliqué. Second half of the 17th century. Cleaned, lined, & conserved.

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