Early 17th century tapestry

Circa 1600 - 1630

W 116" × H 103 1/2"

Stock # Marh2120


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Early 17th century woven tapestry, depicting the meeting of King Solomon and Queen Sheba. The excuse for her visit, of course, would be her desire to see the famous king. Part of her motive was curiosity about Solomon, who enjoyed a reputation for being a shrewd judge of character and a learned scholar as well. This is part of the truth. But she was certainly interested in the possibility of trade with Solomon’s thriving kingdom. The visit seems to have included a diplomatic ceremony.