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Old February 27th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #2
Pierre Galafassi
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The red and white «chainmail» pattern of Jacques Coeur’s rug finds its nearly identical counterpart in the textile (or rug) spread on top of an animal rug (two anorexic birds around a tree of life) in a contemporaneous painting by S. di Pietro. This painting gives a better view of the motif: The weaver’s inspiration might be peacock’s tail feathers, rather than a chain mail.
I can't remember having seen this motif in any extant rug, does anybody?.



S. Di Pietro, 1455, Coronation of the Virgin, Yale Univ.
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Pierre
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